PREVIEW: 1867 @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Posted on September 11th 2017 by Whats on Northeast
They’ve uncovered ‘Hitler’s Headquarters’ in Ouseburn’s Victoria Tunnel and unearthed the secrets of Newcastle Castle and some doomed Geordie spellcasters in ‘WYTCH’ and now 27 Productions are returning to the Toon to bring more hands-on history to Newcastle.
As the Tyne Theatre & Opera House celebrates its 150th birthday this month, the production team are transporting the audience back to 1867, when the theatre first opened its doors and began to house countless stars and starlets from across the years – and it’s still the only working Victorian Theatre in the country. It’s set to be a multi-sensory experience for small groups that will immerse you in all the sights, sounds, and smells from throughout the theatre’s history. Cheer for ‘Tosca,’ escape the 1985 fire and search for lost treasure while also mingling with some of the theatre’s ghosts (they’re a friendly bunch, no need to be spooked!)
Veteran actor Bill Fellows has been heavily involved in the production, and says: “The way in which I was able to leave modern life at the door and become a part of the past was a unique and liberating experience.” Unfortunately, we can’t tell you how Bill has been involved, as details surrounding ‘1867’ are strictly top-secret. Guess you’ll just have to enter 27 Productions’ time machine and experience it yourself…
Previous praise for 27 Productions:
“A maze of the mind” – London Theatre One
“Immersive Theatre at its best!” – London Pub Theatres
“Immersive, top class theatre” – NARC. Magazine
1867 runs daily between Monday 11th until Sunday 17th September at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. For more information, including how to book, visit the Tyne Theatre & Opera House website.
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