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Sťance at Adelaide Fringe 2018 - Review

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Promotional poster (Sourced from the Adelaide Fringe website)


Overall rating: ★★★★★

Date attended: 16/03/2018

Do not underestimate the seemingly looking plain white shipping container. Fitted with antique, plush red seats and a single long table, the container is equipped with noise-cancelling headphones to ensure you get the 'full experience' of what the show entails.

Paranoia has no limit and once you enter the shipping container, you'll undoubtedly find your heart racing to the point where you'll question why you decided to put yourself through it. Nonetheless, if you're one who gets a high from the adrenalin rush that comes with undertaking this experience, then you're going to absolutely love what Seance has in-store (or in-container, rather) for you.

It's best to walk in with an open and unpredictable mindset, because that is exactly what the show was - you simply don't know what you're getting yourself into and once you're knee deep in it, you won't be able to escape (well, I suppose you can get up and leave the container, but that would ruin it for everyone else).

As someone who suffers from claustrophobia on a mild level, I sought out participating in this show as a way of conquering my fears. It got a bit harder towards the end, but pushing through it and constantly reminding yourself that it isn't real / it's all in the theatrics greatly helped with taking in this bizarre yet riveting experience.

Obviously keeping the details under wraps (I'm not one to spoil the show for you, but if you're really curious and want to prepare yourself for what awaits you, this article goes into much more detail). I suggest that you pick a seat along the middle if you dare, for you will be able to fully bask in what the pitch-black darkness presents you with.

Kudos to Glen Neath and David Rosenberg, who have successfully managed to create a 20-minute show that entirely relies on sound and has the power to manipulate and control you through your imagination... but only if you let it.

If this unsettling yet curious 4D style adventure tickles your fancy, there's still time to book your tickets to Seance via the Adelaide Fringe website, although I would suggest that you jump on them asap, because there were 4 shows on the day I attended, where they went from having "4-8 tickets left" to "sold out" within the 20 minutes while we waited for our turn.
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Why? Don't question it, just experience the unknown.
When: Adelaide Fringe season
Where: The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Cost: $20
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