Reviews for Parabolic Theatre:
London City Nights
"As far as immersive theatre goes, Crisis? What Crisis? is a landslide victory" The Spy In The Stalls
The Daily Telegraph
The House of Cenci
From 15th February 2021
After 400 years the secrets of a family tragedy are awakening. Hidden in the depths of the House of Cenci, the truth waits to be set free.
Explore the castle ruins to uncover the events of a harrowing tale. Delve into each room and solve puzzles to unlock the mysteries lurking behind closed doors.
Integrating a free-roaming text adventure with live performance on Zoom. Across four weeks, the secrets of The House of Cenci will slowly unravel for those brave enough to solve the mysteries that lurk behind closed doors.
Count Francesco Cenci was a tyrant; his daughter a victim and a murderer. Based on the true story which inspired centuries of retellings by artists from Percy Bysshe Shelley to Antonin Artaud, creator of the Theatre of Cruelty, The House of Cenci exposes an awful tragedy and the slow procession towards disaster.
Online Series | How We Work
Join the Parabolic Theatre creative team over the course of 5 weeks for an insightful series on our approach to interactive and immersive theatre.
Each session will introduce a key element of creating interactive theatre and is designed to equip participants with the tools to begin devising interactive work.
13 April - 11 May 2021
Every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm
Explore Our Previous Productions
We Have a Situation
Returning 2021 (online)
Crisis? What Crisis?
For King and Country
2018 & 2019
Land of Nod
2015 & 2018
Parabolic Theatre has been at the forefront of fringe interactive experiences since 2016.
The work we make is beyond mere immersive spectacle and aims to tackle the social and political upheavals of our time, in creative and historically connected ways.
How would you deal with a large scale invasion, or influence a government in crisis, or approach a derelict ship floating in space?
Parabolic shows are highly interactive and responsive to audiences that choose to participate. We believe that audience agency is at the heart of what makes an experience immersive, and so we always try to offer the freedom to actively explore - interacting with the space, our performers and other audience members. Our audiences will always be given a purpose for being present within the show and have the capacity to influence the narrative and outcomes.
Led by Artistic Director, Owen Kingston, Parabolic welcomes a variety of artistic associates to collaborate on our shows and events, as writers, directors, designers and game masters.
Our work has recently been supported by the ACE/DCMS Culture Recovery Fund. Previous commissions have included Croydon Council, Croydonites Festival, and Aimhigher London.
If you are interested in working with us, or commissioning us, or you just want to find out more about our work, then please feel free to get in touch via our contact form below.