The Grift at the Town Hall Hotel
London theatre news: Thursday 2 November 2017
Immersive - Off-West End - Shows
Part theatre and part game, The Grift is an immersive, site-specific experience that will get its UK première staged in the historic Town Hall Hotel in London's Bethnal Green, from 23 January 2018.
Image: Danielle Tarento
The grift drops its audience of just 50 per show into the middle of an adventure in which they are trained in the art of the con.
Participants will meet characters, solve clues and get a masterclass in the ways of the grifter, all in the interest of pulling off one final swindle to take down a seamy criminal mastermind.
They will have their intelligence tested and get trained in scams like The Pig In The Poke, The Round-The Corner, and The Money Swap … but in the end will they be sharp enough to take down an evil genius at his own game?
An experience unlike anything ever performed on a stage, The Grift will sweep its audience into a thrilling adventure, turning everyday theatergoers into master con men.
And when the show ends?
They'll be released back into the world with a whole new skill set - one that can pay off for years to come.
The Grift will be staged in the historic Town Hall Hotel in London's Bethnal Green.
Image: Town Hall Hotel
The show is conceived, written and directed by Tom Salamon, who makes his return to the UK after immersive successes Accomplice at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Goosebumps Alive in The Vaults at Waterloo
Mr Salamon said:
"I'm thrilled to be returning to the 'seen-it- all' sophisticated audiences of London, they're up for anything and love to get involved and play along and I think we're giving them something entirely unique that they haven't experienced before."
The show is produced by award-winning Danielle Tarento (Titanic, Ragtime, Le Grand Mort, Dogfight).
The Grift premièred in the US in 2105 to rave reviews and sold-out performances in San Deigo, California, produced by La Jolla Playhouse.
Town Hall Hotel
London E2 9NF
23 January to 25 March 2018
Tuesday - Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sunday at 2pm, 5pm
All ticket prices includes a free cocktail during the show
Previews (23 - 25 January) £32
Tuesday - Thursday at 8pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm £42
Friday at 8pm, Saturday art 5pm & 8pm, Sunday at 5pm £48
Regular Meal Deals:
(includes a two-course set menu meal in the Corner Restaurant)
Previews (23 - 25 January) £54
Tuesday - Thursday at 8pm,
Saturday & Sunday at 2pm £64
Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, £70
Premium Meal Deals:
(includes a glass of champagne on arrival, a two-course set menu meal in the Corner Restaurant and a programme signed by the cast)
Previews (23 - 25 January) £69
Tuesday - Thursday at 8pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm £79
Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, £85
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