Tag Archives: Immersive

Red Palace twisted fairy tales

Red Palace is the latest in an increasingly long line of theatrical dining experiences by Shotgun Carousel. Adventure through Red Palace and discover what has happened to your beloved classic fairy tale characters. Plus if you have a dining ticket, you’ll be able to enjoy a four course feast beforehand by MasterChef runner up Annie McKenzie which is fit for any King or Queen.

I and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we were invited down on a complimentary basis to take a journey through Red Palace where we discovered a land of wonder.

ShotGun Carousel

Shotgun Carousel are a London based, female led production company and multi-disciplinary performance collective.

They specialise in creating bespoke performance and dazzling spectacles across the UK. They pride themselves on imaginative curation with their productions all providing attention to detail.

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We sold our souls to take a Journey to the Underworld with Funicular Productions

This train ride which started at Pedley Street Station was like no other as we took a ghostly Journey to the Underworld this October.

I and other some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we were invited down via Funicular Productions to sell our souls to take a Journey To The Underworld aboard a ghostly train carriage in return for a blog.

Funicular Productions

Funicular are a passionate collective of creators specialising in creating truly immersive experiences. Co-founded by entrepreneur, actor and scriptwriter Craig Wilkinson and production director Ed Borgnis, the Funicular team boasts years of experience bringing events and theatre to life all over the world.

This Halloween season they present a Journey to the Underworld.

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Journey at Chelsea Funhouse and enjoy a culinary feast plus meet a champagne puking unicorn

Lollipop’s newest adventure Journey which is set within West London’s Chelsea Funhouse brings a variety of entertainment over three floors which guests will enjoy a variety of food, drink and entertainment. Enjoy curated cocktails underground, be taken on a culinary food journey, sip of martinis shaken not stirred, enjoy the sounds from DJ’s who will be smashing tunes during Thursday to Saturday evenings and come face to face with a resident unicorn who literally pukes champagne when stroked.

I was invited along with my partner to enjoy a preview night which was open for Seb’s friends and family. Seb is the owner of Lollipop and has bought to London many thrilling experiences such as ABQ providing drinkers a cocktail making experience like no other in a RV van and The Bunyadi where you dine naked. Journey is his newest popped up adventure which this time will take diners on a gastronomic food journey around the world.

Chelsea Fun House

Within Chelsea Fun House guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment set over three floors. Enjoy a martini shaken not stirred on the roof terrace of Chelsea Black, take a culinary journey within Journey or enjoy a curated cocktail to match your personality down within The Bletchley.

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Play Dead London A Deadly Dose within the Old Operating Theatre London

It was a dull dreary wet Friday evening and a murder had taken place so an autopsy was required at the Old Operating Theatre, with the investigation on the way with Play Dead London detectives on the case. For one night Daggers Productions gave keen amateur detectives a night of murder to solve within the Old Operating Theatre.

On a complimentary gifted basis I and Bianca we took our souls and minds back to 1879 to try and help solve what happened to Mr Jacob John Canning which was fittingly held at the with the Old Operating Theatre.

Play Dead London and Daggers Production

Play Dead London was created back in April 2018 by Creator and Artistic Director, Emma Crocombe. Emma came up with setting up her own murder mystery productions when she helped fund raise for a murder mystery event within Bangalore for Limited Resources Teacher Training. From there she then set up her own murder mystery company along with her talented friends.

She brings to London numerous murder mysteries all set within unique locations giving the plays a real air and soul to them.

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Stepping into Multiverse of the Chambers of Gingerline

Having been to previous Chambers of Flavours I was excited to see what their new chambers held this year.

I was luckily enough to be invited along with a friend where we took the multiverse of chambers.

Gingerline

Gingerline is a group of clandestine dining adventurers who have been creating nights of mystery and delicious dining along the East London Line since August 2010. From Crystal Palace to Canonbury they have taken immersive dining to the next level with adventures for London’s boldest and bravest diners-from a multi-room gin filled experience in New Cross, to a submarine mess hall in Shoreditch.

They originally started life as a single dimensional nomadic food fusion which has morphed into three distinct strands of flavoursome forays: Chambers of Flavour, Classic Gingerline and the most recent Flavourology.

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James Bond not required as I Agent Pink took on the bad guys and saved the world – Colab Theatre, Spy City

Ever wondered what it would be like to be James Bond and save humanity? Well Colab Theatre’s latest immersive production Spy City gives everyone the opportunity to be a spy.

I was invited on a courtesy basis and attended along with Bianca another community member of Love Pop Ups London to save the world.

Colab Theatre

COLAB is an Immersive Theatre company. They create completely new worlds and experiences to tell you a story.

Using authentic immersive theatre they enable you to engage in stories as much or as little as you’d like.

Utilising buildings and locations around London and the UK they bring the untapped world around us alive using old, new and borrowed stories. 

They strive to create experiences you will never forget.

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Warburtons Bagels – A w-holey lot of fun

A little bit of Bolton, home of Warburtons Bakers has popped up in London to celebrate their rolls with a hole.  Hidden in an unsuspecting building just off the strand.  I Shona was lucky enough to be invited as a member of the Love Pup Ups London group to attend this special event. 

The event was to promote about Warburtons Bagels and was produced by the amazing team behind Gingerline Flavourology, who create the best multi-sensory dining experiences.

Warburtons Bagel Bonanza Pop Up

Did you know that Warburtons are the UK’s largest baker?  Found in 1876 by Thomas and Ellen Warburton in Bolton.  They produce 2 million, yes, your read that right, loaves, wraps, crumpets, pancake and rolls a day.  Not wanting to rest on their laurels they have developed a soft and chewy bagel to take on New York’s finest. 

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Scripts for Supper presents Wind in the Willows – Onion sauce, onion sauce says Mole

Scripts for Supper returns this Spring & Summer with an adaptation of Wind in the Willows along with delicious feast by Juanita Hennessey who was a MasterChef finalist back in 2016.

I and Steve we were invited down on a complimentary basis to take a journey with Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger whilst indulging in a 5 course feast, thankfully there was no onion soup but pea soup instead.

Scripts for Supper

Scripts for Supper creates brand new adaptations of classic stories and serves them alongside a bespoke menu inspired by the world of the play.

Annie McKenzie has been creating alongside Jessica McVay divine immersive dinners since 2017. Since then they have now grown to become a 5 star sell out immersive dining experience. 

Their experiences fuse together theatre, food, music, song and dance, and take diners on a culinary and theatrical story telling journey.

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dotdotdot Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds – Martians have invaded

Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds hits London this Spring which will take daring adventures on an adventure like no other.

I and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we were invited down courtesy of dotdotdot on a complimentary basis to step into the world of Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds.

dotdotdot

They love to bring their audiences augumented reality through an immersive virtual reality adventure.

dotdotdot returns to London after it’s award winning, critically acclaimed run, Somnai with Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds.

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Flabbergast Theatre: The Swell Mob – Be afraid of the puppet

Flabbergast Theatre brings to London The Swell Mob.  For any immersive theatre lover this is a must.

The show first premiered in Edinburgh last summer in which it won the Edinburgh Festival Fringe award. 

For three month’s Flabbergast Theatre will run at the COLAB Factory giving theatre goers a world of Victorian depravity set in an 1830s taproom with sideshows, vaudeville turns and even a boxing ring.

Flabbergast Theatre

Formed in 2010 Flabbergast was set up to make uncompromising and exciting physical theatre in a belief that all theatre should be engaging and sweaty. Providing puppetry and physical comedy and its application in both devised theatre and work on existing texts, their leaning is currently towards Bunraku Puppetry and clowns.

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