When I visit a city I like to try and immerse myself into that place and I love to stumble on secret parties and club nights. So for a play to be secret, this ticks all sorts of boxes for me.
The Library Theatre has come up with this new show which is written specifically for a secret location somewhere within the city. It is set in 1989 and is centred round the Second Summer of Love of rave culture and also jumps back in time to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.
I love the secrecy, as you meet at a location which is emailed to you and are led to the venue by some of the actors. The excitement of not knowing where the venue is adds to the atmosphere. After being led into the building, it is pretty raucous with the music banging out. Characters mingle and interact with you on the dance floor, inviting you to dance with them.
The play is set over many floors of the building, which you are guided through by many of the actors. The concept of walking with the show excites me so much. Seeing the actors from the different eras bringing together different stories of partying, euphoria, politics and protest is also an incredible touch.
Check out this show while it is in town. It is on from 8th June until 6th July.