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Who is Annie McKenzie? – Scripts for Supper presents The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Annie McKenzie brings her theatrical supper club dining Scripts for Supper to London this winter with her latest production The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

I was invited courtesy of Annie herself to experience her latest production and enjoy the wonderful Victorian inspired dishes in return for a review.

Who is Annie McKenzie and what is Scripts for Supper?

Annie McKenzie

Actor Annie McKenzie was a semi-finalist on MasterChef 2016 in which she impressed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with her bold flavours and classic style of cooking. Even Michelin Starred Marcus Waring called her “A serious cook” with celebrated food critic Jay Rayner commenting that her food was “rich serious and delicious”.

Since then Annie set up her own theatrical dining business Scripts for Supper which fuses together food and theatre.

Scripts for Supper

Scripts for Supper opened it’s door back in 2017 bringing to London a dining theatrical experience.

Her first debut production Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare at The London Cooking Project which received 5* reviews.

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Yo Ho! Drink up me ‘earties – Pirates of Hidden Spirit

Yo Ho! and a bottle of rum. Me and some others of Love Pop Ups London community set sail and boarded Pirates of Hidden Spirit an immersive pirate cocktail bar on a complimentary basis in return for a Pirates log.

Pirates of Hidden Spirit by Inventive Productions

Before I give you the low down of our captains log here is the undercover story of what Pirates of Hidden Spirit is about.

The Pirates of Hidden Spirit is a new immersive cocktail experience which will transport guests, or should I say pirates, into an exciting world of mischief and theft as they steal the hidden treasure from the grasps of the U.S Government all whilst enjoying delicious cocktails on board.

For three days each week, Sir Francis Drake’s The Golden Hinde will transform into The Hidden Spirit.

“Legend has it, decades ago, over $2 million in riches were dumped in an unknown location and hidden at sea!

Following the discovery of a cipher stating “The Secret Lies With Elizabeth”, the U.S Government commissioned The Hidden Spirit, which has undergone an epic journey to London to recover the hidden treasure.

The commanding Governor has hired Captain Jack Cassidy to find a new crew to safely bring home the riches, but with over $2million on board, Cassidy has his own ideas and needs recruits prepared to break the law and turn to a life of piracy!

Step aboard The Hidden Spirit this winter and join the undercover crew!

Take your share of the world’s finest collection of precious metals & jewels, liquors & liqueurs and enjoy some delicious cocktails on board to make the journey and time at sea all that bit richer.

Set on board a real ship docked in London, those willing to join Captain Jack Cassidy’s undercover crew will be taken on an epic journey of mischief as they steal the hidden treasure in this unique immersive cocktail experience.”

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Where is the caterpillar I ask the White Rabbit? – The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar with BuckBuck Games

I attended BuckBuck Games preview of their latest immersive humorous Alice in Wonderland type game The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar in which I got to follow a white rabbit to hunt for Russell the smoking caterpillar on a complimentary basis.

BuckBuck Games

BuckBuck Games have been designing and running unique immersive experiences since 2014.

Their storywriters, actors, puzzle designers, model makers and art directors all work toward one goal and that is FUN.

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A new immersive team game that combines escape rooms, immersive theatre and murder mystery with hilariously bonkers storylines. We bring the hunt to weddings, festivals and events across the UK. Challenge your guests with clues from curious characters and contraptions, that will have them gathering golds, gambling, and bribing their way to victory. Add some adventure to your party. Visit Buckbuckgames.com . . . . . . . . . . #teamgame #somethingdifferent #immersiveadventure #gameswithoutfrontiers #holloway #newteamgame #murdermystery #escaperoom #characterquest #silly #fun #whodunnit #interactivetheatre #improv #quest #crystalmaze #weddinggames #solveclues #teamchallenge #owlhitchhiker #getthatlittlebastard

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Their latest game is The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar.

This brand new immersive game debuts at Owl & Hitchhiker pub in Holloway, combining immersive theatre, escape rooms and murder mystery together. Guests will be competing, cooperating, trading, bribing and blackmailing their way through curious characters, clues and contraptions as they hunt down the smoking caterpillar.

The Hunt for the smoking caterpillar is “Crystal Maze on crystal meth” and this latest trip certainly does promise to plunge teams down into the rabbit hole!

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Wannabe film stars – A Door In A Wall : Lights, Camera, Action

I went along to A Door In A Wall latest production Lights, Camera, Action which was a totally new concept to their normal murder mystery type games as this was all about starring in your own mini movies.

A Door In A Wall

A Door In A Wall started out in 2010 and is run by a team of plotters, producers and designers. They create, design and run many immersive events throughout London over the year from treasure hunts to murder mysteries.

This November they have done something different from their norm and have created an immersive event called Lights, Camera, Action which puts you in the spot light. So if you have ever wanted to know what it would be like to star in a movie then this new show is for all you wannabe actors/actresses.

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Would you sell your soul to the Kraken? – The Kraken Screamfest The Ocean of Souls

Would you sell your soul to the Kraken?

Well I did and I am pleased that I did as I got to enter The Ocean of Souls and whilst I was in there I met an old seadog, mermaids, a fortune teller, a doctor,  discovered the Kraken and drank plenty of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum.

Les Enfants Terribles

Let me tell you though a bit more about Les Enfants Terribles who put on the immersive experience for Kraken Halloween special Screamfest event. Continue reading

Want to play a game? – COLAB Factory Copycat

There is a Copycat killer loose on the streets of London……….oh my!

It was up to me and others from the Love Pop Ups London community to help solve who the murderer or murderers are before they strike again.

We were cordially invited by COLAB Factory who have merged with Splutter Theatre to take on the killer Copycat.

Artistic Director Benedict Hudson worked with COLAB and Splutter Theatre to put on this unique immersive contemporary horror show which will place the audience inside their favourite movie drawing from inspiration from films such as Jigsaw, Saw and Se7en and on true crime cases.

Here is some more information about COLAB Factory, Splutter Theatre and their latest immersive show Copycat.

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Lovely Jubbly – Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

It’s the show every British fan has been waiting for Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience and it’s brought to you by the people behind the worldwide smash hit Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.

This fully immersive experience Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience is a tribute to the BBC’s Only Fools & Horses TV series. The show transports audiences to The Nags Head, to wheel, deal, participate in a quiz and dine on a 3-course meal.

The fun starts from the moment you walk into the Nags Head to play a quiz which Del Boy has been left in charge of. Meanwhile, they try to drum up some cash and try to make a cheeky saving on the side as Del has debts to be paid!

It is a cushty night out with some proper 80’s pub grub, “Lovely Jubbly”.

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Schools in – Gingerline The Faculty of Eatucation

School term is over or should I say Gingerline’s latest pop up Faculty of Eatucation has now finished.  So I am now allowed to reveal what happened during my time at Faculty of Eatucation.

Gingerline

Who are they?

Firstly though let me explain who Gingerline are.

Gingerline popped up back in 2010 and provide special pop up immersive dining experiences from their classic type Gingerline experience through to Chamber of Flavours.

With any Gingerline event no matter which one you go along to you will experience a fusion of art, performance, food, drink and design, taking intrepid diners on an absurdist adventure like no other. Continue reading

Living Fantasia – Sounds and Sorcery

This summer from 3rd July to 30th September 2018 The Vaults presents Sounds and Sorcery, a new and exciting immersive music concert experience, inspired by Disney Fantasia.  Why? as Micky Mouse is celebrating 90 years this year so it is in celebration to Disney and Mickey.

Sounds and Sorcery

This is a production inspired and taken from the original 1940 movie Disney Fantasia. Continue reading

I like large parties – The Great Gatsby

Grab your feather boa, get on your dancing shoes, sink down a martini, and immerse yourself into the adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby where you will be transported back to the 1920’s into a world of jazz and debauchery.

This immersive interpretation of a well-loved American classic plunges audiences into an interactive performance, where you can dance, drink and even converse with the characters.

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