The Lyric Hammersmith is inviting families to join an intrepid gang of detectives for The Adventure, an interactive site-specific mystery set to take over a brand new space in the venue next month.
Created by interactive theatre specialists Bad Physics, The Adventure will bring its fiendishly puzzling tale to the Reuben Foundation Wing, a newly built area housing state of the art facilities, from 23 May to 6 June.
The show, which is intriguingly billed as “The Famous Five meets Scooby Doo meets Crystal Maze”, tells writer Oliver Birch’s story of a famous scientist whose abduction leads his two children, their best friend, an incompetent storyteller and the audience on a mission to save him.
Suitable for seven to 13-year-olds and their families, the family production will see groups of 35 audience members decipher interactive puzzles and offer suggestions to help the funny, inventive and thrilling adventure unfold.
The show, which has already entertained audiences from Edinburgh to Manchester, received a string of four and five-star reviews, with The Times describing it as “Visually spectacular and hugely enjoyable”.
Prior to The Adventure’s May arrival, there will be a special programme of events in the run-up to the Reuben Foundation Wing’s official opening on 28 April, including a 30-minute interactive promenade performance of the Lyric and Bad Physics’ collaboration, The Interventionists, from 24 April.
While theatregoers are busy on their valiant quest in The Adventure, splurge guns will be fully loaded in the Lyric’s main space for the highly anticipated run of Bugsy Malone. The musical’s young cast will be wreaking havoc with Bugsy, Blousey and Tallulah’s shenanigans from 11 April to 1 August.
Theatregoers aged between 14 and 25-years-old are in for an additional treat, as there are 500 tickets available for them to experience The Interventionists and Bugsy Malone for free. For full details, visit the Lyric Hammersmith’s website.