After the success of For King and Country last year, the unusual immersive theatre production will be returning to London; this time with a second show that will run alongside it.
Although both shows will be set in the same alternate-history Britain, with the same characters, these two shows are very different in feel. In For King and Country: 1940 the audience set up a government and war cabinet to lead the country in the middle of a Nazi invasion; while in For King and Country: 1944 the audience become the British resistance leadership, taking on the occupying government of the Third Reich as guerrilla insurgents, enabling the Allies to mount a counter-invasion.
Although these two shows are stand alone productions and can be enjoyed independently of each other, there is also the opportunity to book a pair of performances, where the starting point of the sequel is directly linked to the audience decisions and actions taken in the original show. So the actions taken in 1940 can directly affect the course of the war in 1944.
In For King and Country: 1940, the audience direct the defence of Britain from a secret command bunker in central London. In For King and Country: 1944, the audience are resistance leaders and have to break into the same command bunker that has been commandeered by the Nazi high command, using the valuable intelligence they find there to guide the Allied forces to victory.
These two shows offer an interactive and immersive experience that fuses theatre and game mechanics to tell a compelling story of a history that came frighteningly close to being real. Both shows put the audience in the driving seat of the narrative, incorporating the audience’s decisions and actions and building them into the world of the show on the fly. In both shows the actors have no script, just a strong narrative structure, well-developed and researched characters, and a ton of historical information to draw on. It is down to the audience what direction the stories and events take.
When: 23rd February – 27th April 2019
Where: The COLAB Factory, 74 Long Lane, London SE1 4AU
£: Tickets cost from £35
More info: www.forkingandcountry.london