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Current Production


20th July - 21st August 2021

It's 1979. Jim Callaghan's Labour Government has a working majority of zero. Parliament is deadlocked. The workers are on strike. Your advice will change the country forever.

You and your fellow parliamentary advisers are gathered in a neglected office building, away from the press. Your job is to avert disaster.

Join this acclaimed immersive theatrical experience, where the audience must advise a government in crisis - with Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives just around the corner.

Crisis? What Crisis? puts you in the driving seat. Your decisions shape the evening. Can you end the deadlock? Can you rescue the government, reconcile the trade unions and survive a vote of no confidence? Or will Britain plunge into chaos?

Tues-Fri (19.30)

Sat (15.00 / 19.30)

Secret Location - New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton St, London, NW1 3BF

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Explore Our Previous Productions

We Have a Situation

We Have a Situation

2020 (online)

The House of Cenci

The House of Cenci

Available to Play Now

Bridge Command

Bridge Command

Coming Soon

England Expects

England Expects

2020 (online)

For King and Country

For King and Country

2018 & 2019




Land of Nod

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.


Meet The Team


Owen Kingston

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Artistic Director

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Tom Black

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Artistic Associate

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Zoe Flint

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Artistic Associate

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Christopher Styles

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Artistic Associate


Grace Cook

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General Manager

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Jason 'Moose' Bowler


Technical Manager


Parabolic Theatre
St Peter's Bethnal Green,
Saint Peter's Close,

E2 7AE

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