£: Tickets priced from £24
What is it?
Set in London Fields, East London, Time Run promises to be a truly extraordinary evening’s entertainment, spent travelling through time and space, on an adventure like nothing experienced before.
Pervasive live quest meets immersive theatre, in a thrilling new take on ‘escape the room’ games, in which the visitor truly becomes the hero of their own adventure.
Time Run is a high-tempo live game experience for groups of three to five people. Sent on a 60 minute voyage across history, time travellers will encounter a rich universe of breathtaking time realms, ingenuity-testing puzzles and hair-raising challenges. Against the clock, teams will need to collect their wits and resourcefulness, working together to complete their mission.
However, the time-travelling groups will not be alone. Entering Time Run as time-travel recruits, visitors will be welcomed into the world of Edwardian adventurer, inventor and scientist Luna Fox and her endearingly eccentric, robotic assistant Babbage. This game – The Lance of Longinus – will be the first opportunity to explore their universe.
Inspired by the popular, virtual escape the room games, live gaming takes the concept into the real world. Live escape the room games are an exploding and evolving international phenomenon, with variations on the format springing up from New York to Shanghai.
Time Run’s protagonists will still employ critical thinking puzzles and challenges to escape a series of three rooms, but the surroundings in which they find themselves, and the characters they interact with, are all new. Compelling and engaging theatrics marry to create a unique immersive experience, with a narrative and production that will engage the audience, leaving them wanting to discover more about Luna and her world.
This new concept is spearheaded by Josh Ford, the Director of Winterwell boutique festival. Ford is also co-founder of Swingers, the successful crazy golf club.