New Oldham Coliseum show combines theatre, video game and escape room

Experience your own Black Mirror in The Lucky Ones, a week-long digital experience that comes via your phone, laptop and letterbox

Ever wanted to experience your own Black Mirror?

Part theatre, part video game, part escape room, The Lucky Ones is a week-long digital experience that comes via your phone, your laptop and your letterbox.

The unique interactive show is presented by innovative Northern theatre company Riptide in partnership with Oldham Coliseum Theatre, and will run later this month.

Audiences are invited to delve into an immersive adventure that augments your surroundings, and where you are the main character.

First contact will be made on Saturday 20th March and from there audiences will have parts of the narrative fed to them throughout the week.

There are different journeys to be had based on your decisions.

There are no strict time commitments as the experience is designed to work alongside whatever audiences have on.

It is also 100% distanced, designed with lockdown restrictions in mind, and there are options to play individually, or as part of a team of up to four players.

Riptide create unique immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences to another world.

Since 2013 they have been creating work that places the audiences at the heart of the experience, combining innovative storytelling with digital technologies.

They don’t just break the fourth wall, they entirely demolish the other three walls too.

The Coliseum, whose building on Fairbottom Street is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus crisis, is a cultural and educational charity that works with over 150,000 individuals per year.  

The Coliseum has a rich history in Greater Manchester dating back to 1885. 

It provides a wide variety of distinctive theatre performances and participatory activities for people from all communities in Oldham, Greater Manchester and beyond. 

It creates original productions each year which are presented at the Coliseum and on tour. 

Intrinsic to the town’s on-going regeneration, the theatre works with its local communities and young people to develop creative programmes to facilitate learning, engagement and community cohesion.

The Lucky Ones runs from Saturday 20th – Friday 26th March. Tickets must be booked by Friday 12th March, and a pre-show questionnaire must be completed by Wednesday 17th March. Find out more here.


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