Once Upon a Christmas goes interactive in London’s Covent Garden

28 Nov

Metro

Quite a lot is expected of anyone who signs up for this ‘theatrical adventure in Covent Garden’.

Your mission is to save Christmas, no less. After you’ve downed a test tube’s worth of ‘Elfaseltzer’, an angry elf with a phone-slamming habit gives you to understand that, without your help, Prince Charming and Cinderella won’t wed, Pantoland itself will self-destruct and all our beloved end-of-year festivities will be cancelled.

The ‘documentary theatre company’ Look Left Look Right specialises in immersive, site-specific productions and won a Fringe First for You Once Said Yes, which carried audience members under the skin and through the hidden alleyways of Edinburgh.

This is – perhaps inevitably, given the panto backdrop – a much more glittery and superficial affair. There’s nice character work to enjoy as you make your way in pairs around Covent Garden and modern comms are smartly deployed so you get to tweet and…

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