Crooks 1926

Crooks 1926

It is 1926, and in London, there is total war…

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23 June 2021  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Immersive theatre has come in for a bit of a beating recently with concerns around whether large scale shows really deliver the experience they promise, and about the safety of both performers and audiences. But companies such as Colab, led by Bertie Watkins, have been quietly getting on with the job, crafting skill and narratives with a series of smaller scale productions. Colab has now taken over a new space close to Elephant and Castle and launches it with a new piece, Crooks 1926, in which audiences are plunged into one family’s battle for supremacy in the heart of the Elephant and Castle. Expect Succession with South London accents in an evening that combines game mechanics with multi-stranded story-telling.”

Overview

Plunge deep into the cockney criminal underworld of Elephant and Castle as you are immersed in one family’s brutal battle for supremacy. Nothing is certain, violence is rampant and bargains are made to be broken.

COLAB Theatre’s most ambitious immersive production will grant you complete autonomy. You can shape it all.

Fix a horse-race, hire thugs and plan the grand territorial takeover of London. Keep an open ear and a sharp mind for not all is as it seems.

With new Social Distancing guidelines installed throughout the experience, we have reduced the risk by applying a number of risk mitigation factors to protect our audience, staff, and actors.

Become the Blinder as you rub shoulders with the likes of Alfie White and The Cortesi Brothers. Dress to impress in your best 1920’s gear. The gritty world of the 1920’s has never been closer.

*Unfortunately, due to the constraints of the building, we are not accessible to wheelchairs*

Age guidance: 18+

Critic reviews

Best piece of immersive theatre I've experienced in years

LondonTheatre1

Outstandingly brilliant immersive extravaganza

My Theatre Mates

An astonishingly executed project

Broadway World

An evening of carefully constructed mayhem

A Younger Theatre

You're fully part of the action throughout this hugely entertaining show

Everything Theatre

Date & time

Until 29 Aug
Fri 21 May - Sun 29 Aug 2021,
7.15pm

* Tickets are booked in pods of 2, tables of 4 and tables of 6 *
Runtime: 2 hrs 30 mins

Venue

16 HARPER ROAD, LONDON SE1 6AD London, UK · Get Directions

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