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THRONES: Game of Thrones Inspired Immersive Experience - Review

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by Tina Nunnington (subscribe)
I am a married mother of 2 girls and I live in Perth. We emmigrated from the UK in 2011. I am a freelance writer and a Pet Carer and feel very lucky to do something I really love
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Immersive theatre in Perth is growing in popularity. For those that are not familiar with the term, it's an interactive theatre production. It is so much more than just watching a show, as you take an active role in the production alongside the actors. There is a physical relationship between the audience (you) and the actors and you become part of the story. You can 'play' a big part, a small part or no part, it's not mandatory. But the more interaction everyone gives the actors, the better the experience will be in my opinion. The actors feed off the interaction which in turn makes the story bigger and better.

I attended the much-anticipated Game of Thrones (GoT) inspired production, King Jaffrey's Wedding Feast, hosted by Thrones last weekend and I LOVED IT!

The set and staging were spectacular and I could appreciate the number of hours and what I can only imagine was months and months of preparation that has gone into the whole production. The entrance was fitting and we were excited for the performance.

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The spectacular entrance

There was a whole medieval vibe throughout with chargers, goblets and candles on the authentic wooden long-bench tables.

Guards, beggars and knights were milling around prior to the start, creating the right atmosphere for the era we had slipped into. Our drink orders were taken and we were ready to dine with the king!

We (the audience) were the wedding guests of his majesty, King Jaffray and his new bride, Queen Margory. They entered the great hall and we had to stand to accept them and join in their greeting with the High Octum (our participation words were printed and on our table).

We were treated to traditional medieval wedding entertainment with an exotic belly dancer, a sword swallower, a fire-breather and fighting Knights. We had to encourage our chosen Knights to help them win their fights and the audience really got behind their Knight with lots of cheering, booing, banging cutlery on the tables and lots of fracases. It got everyone into the spirit of things and was highly entertaining, to say the least.

The 'wedding' didn't take long to get into full swing and before long, our included 3-course medieval feast was served and we eat whilst the performance continued.

There was plenty of opportunity to get more involved by taking part in the Tug O War, the jousting tournament and combat with a Knight.

There were plenty of surprises throughout the performance, which I won't give away. The story cleverly unfolds during the evening and is expertly delivered by a cast of around 12 key actors.

The sword throne is truly amazing and deserves a special mention. It is a fabulous prop and I wonder where it will end up after the last show; maybe it will be auctioned, I would love it in my house!

After the show, there is ample opportunity to have photos with the cast and props etc.

There are numerous things that made this immersive production great for me (who was not a GoT fan but is now!):

1. The set, staging and props - awesome.
2. The fact that almost the whole audience dressed up in appropriate costume - this added to the whole ambience of the evening and help set the scene.
3. The audience participation was spot on and finally.
4. The talents of the production company that put the whole thing together.

It really is a special way to enjoy theatre and they have perfected it.

This is the same crew that brought us Wizards Fantastic Feast in Perth last year and Santa's Enchanted Wardrobe that has amazed Perth for the past few years.

If you haven't yet experienced this type of theatre, I urge you to give it a go.

Thrones is an adults-only experience (17 plus) and you can buy tickets by clicking here.

It is outside so dress appropriately. There are heaters and we weren't cold in the slightest.

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Why? Immersive theatre is so much fun
When: 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th August,
Where: Rigby's Bar, 221 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Cost: From $84
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I will admit that I am a GoT tragic. And this looks fantastic! Only wish it was on the East coast too....
by May Cross (score: 3|5073) 15 days ago
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