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Interactive ghost story by the sea

Updated: Oct 7, 2022

Spooky Halloween tale The Drowned is an interactive theatre experience that has lost souls mixing with audiences. You have been warned.

Creative producer of Conwy-based EA Productions, Eleanor Appleton, explained: “This is the most exciting form of theatre to evolve in the last couple of decades; it takes theatre from a passive pastime to an active experience."

The show reveals how the Drowned have been haunting the town for generations and the townspeople need help to exorcise them. But as the tale progresses, sea floods the village, drowning villagers who were making their way to safety in the church. The souls lost become stuck in purgatory, destined to make their way every night to the church...

Appleton said "Immersive theatre brings together all the elements of theatre, but merges the space between the performer and the audience, which allows the audience to become a participant in the story. It is like taking a step into your favourite play, book or film and being able to influence what happens.

"I can still remember the first immersive theatre experience I went to in minute detail – and it was over 15 years ago. That is why I want to produce this sort of work, because of the lasting impression it can have on audiences."

The Drowned is at The Tabernacle, Llandudno from October 20-23 and again from October 26-30.

Info and tickets here

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