Bring out the candles, turn down the lights, you’re in for a stimulating night in a Dalston flat

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THIS IS SPOOKY. Enjoyably so, but still spooky. A couple of techies dig out some info about you — nothing invasive, the kind of thing you might have done recently, such as taking a weekender in Dublin — that you might post online. 

Along with other people, you squeeze into a flat for an immersive-theatre show. That little bit of your life might, say the two techies, be “woven into” the story. 

Someone in the room, who you come to realise is an actor, may ask you what the craic was like in the Irish capital. Google’s Alexa may also have something to say during the show’s 60 minutes.

Any One Thing, the professionally experienced theatre company founded by Justin Fyles and Paul Farnell, has been doing similar productions around London, to good reviews, and now they’ve brought Souvenir, their latest play, if that is the word, to Dalston. 

The ticket prices, below, might also spook you. But their shows never lack participants. Or should that be audiences?  

Hamish Scott 230120

Souvenir is on in Dalston on Thurs 30 Jan 2020, Fri 31 Jan and Thurs 27 Feb, at 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

* You can sign up at Any One Thing for the chance to buy a ticket when a show is happening in your area: £34 to enter the raffle for Souvenir tickets; £57 to secure exact date. The show’s publicist explain that prices mirror the cost of staging  and that it pays staff at least trade union (Equity) rates. Too lazy to go out? Offer your flat to host a show. 

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