Casting announced for The Grift
London theatre news: Tuesday 9 January 2018
Immersive - Shows - Site specific
Casting is announced for the UK première of The Grift, an immersive, site-specific show - part theatre and part game - being staged in the historic Town Hall Hotel in London's Bethnal Green.
Image: Cast of The Grift
Casting is announced for the UK première of The Grift, an immersive, site-specific experience, described as part theatre and part game.
The production is being staged in the historic Town Hall Hotel in London's Bethnal Green and will run from 23 January to 25 March 2018.
The show offers something rather unique - it drops its audience of just 50 per performance 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 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.
The Grift 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.
The cast are:
Dylan Allcock (The Only Jew in England, Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch)
Ged Forrest (Evanesce and Project Mayhem, Secret Theatre)
Rachel Harper (The Edinburgh Test, Missmanaged Theatre)
Laura Kirman (Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Mischief Movie Night, all West End)
Alastair Kirton (Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, West End and tour, Accomplice, Menier Chocolate Factory, Goosebumps Alive, The Vaults, The Changing Room, Royal Court)
Daniel Millar (Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, West End, Goosebumps Alive, The Vaults, Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man and Against Captain's Orders, King Lear and Edward II, National Theatre)
Kevin Moore (Take 2 and Crocodiles In Cream, both Jermyn Street Theatre, The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui, Bridewell Theatre)
Mark Oosterveen (Breaking the Code, Royal Exchange Theatre, Love's Comedy, Orange Tree Theatre).
The show is produced by award-winning Danielle Tarento (Titanic, Ragtime, Le Grand Mort, Dogfight).
Author: Tom Salamon
Director: Tom Salamon
Production: Danielle Tarento
Town Hall Hotel
London E2 9NF
23 January to 25 March 2018
Tuesday to Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sunday at 2pm, 5pm
Note: All ticket prices include 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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