Taking audiences back to 1979 when Britain was on the brink of political collapse for the second time in a decade, Parabolic Theatre’s live-action board game Crisis? What Crisis? heads to The Colab Factory this autumn.
The immersive theatre company will be cracking open the government machine to give participants the chance to get hands-on with the levers of power.
Crisis? What Crisis? will put the audience firmly in the driving seat, and the mechanics of the production mean that participants’ decisions will work to alter each show. The ending will change with every choice they make, so no two shows will be the same.
This interactive experience will task participants with managing the escalating political crisis and steering the country to stability, while fears of riot, strikes and economic meltdown spiral. Exploring the parallels between the Winter of Discontent and the current surge of uncertainty rippling through our own divided and turbulent times, the production will aim to immerse the audience in a time of heightened political and civil unrest.
With a direct line to politicians and journalists, foreign dignitaries and the armed forces, all manned by Parabolic’s expert improvisers, the audience can take action in any way they see fit. As government special advisers, they must negotiate with union leaders, wrangle rogue MPs and handle an increasingly obstructive media, whilst keeping the economy under control as MPs face a vote of no confidence.
When: 12th November – 8th December 2019
Where: The Colab Factory, 74 – 84 Long Lane, London SE1 4AU
£: Tickets cost from £30 (Suitable for ages 13+)
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