Arts & Entertainment

REVIEW: A Midnight Visit

Visitors to this immersive theatrical experience will immediately sense they are about to embark on a very special and unique journey, as they are transported back to the 19th century and into the literary works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Set within an abandoned warehouse in Newtown, nine incredible performers bring classic characters from Poe’s work to life, as visitors warily explore and have the opportunity to interact with these macabre characters.

Upon arrival, visitors may enjoy a drink at the pop-up bar ‘The Raven’s Rest’ prior to being split into small groups and entering this physical adventure-land, which consists of over 34 intricately designed spaces. Dark and eerie, the sinister background music heightens the experience as Poe’s classic characters including; The Black Cat, Madeline Usher, The Raven, The King, and Roderick Usher walk among the visitors, who are sometimes seemingly invisible and at other times summoned into the story.

Performances include extracts from Poe’s works such as The Murders In The Rue Morgue, The Pit And The Pendulum and The Fall Of The House Of Usher.

“Nobody has approached the work of Edgar Allan Poe in this way. To our knowledge no one has attempted to combine immersive theatre with a choose-your-own journey through an enormous space,” explained creative producer Kirsten Siddle.

This insanely mesmerising show explores themes of madness, guilt and death, and is unpredictably funny, sexy and naturally ‘just a bit scary’.

“You can creep, crawl, climb and explore. No two journeys are ever the same so you’ll want to come back multiple times to discover all the things you missed the last time. Come with a curious mind and a brave soul! Do you dare? After all, fortune favours the bold!” (MMo)

Until Dec 9. 655 King St Newtown. $25-$65+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.amidnightvisit.com

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