Roderick and Madeline. Photo by Iain Gillespie
The team behind the award-winning large-scale immersive theatre experience A Midnight Visit have announced an extension to their season in response to the demand from Brisbane audiences. It will now run until 12th September.
Created and produced by Broad Encounters, A Midnight Visit is boundary-pushing, promenade- style theatre, which has brought to life a new kind of entertainment to discover. Inside the two-storey warehouse, located in Robertson Street Fortitude Valley, audiences are free to explore more than 30 themed rooms, interact with characters, props and art installations and create their own journeys. Inspired by the world and works of gothic master, Edgar Allan Poe, A Midnight Visit features 8 multidisciplinary performers, who animate and enrich the space with cabaret, circus, text-based story-telling, contemporary dance and song.
A Midnight Visit premiered in Sydney in 2018 and was presented as part of Perth’s FRINGE WORLD festival in early 2019, later running in Melbourne for more than four months, earning itself multiple five-star reviews and awards.
“We have been working towards a home city season for over 3 years and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the response to this epic piece of immersive theatre. It’s clear there is an audience that is eager for non-traditional theatrical experiences and who want to experience something extraordinary. A show like this requires immense courage, creativity and stamina from the entire production team, as well as our partners, and Brisbane’s response is the best acknowledgement we could have hoped for,” said co-creator and director of Broad Encounters, Kirsten Siddle.
This unique production allows audiences to choose their own journey, delighting in exploring the many sets and props or choosing to follow one of the characters through dozens of scenes. There is no right or wrong way to experience A Midnight Visit and everyone will engage differently.
A Midnight Visit is showing at 95 Robertson Street Fortitude Valley. The production has its own bespoke bar, The Raven’s Rest, presented by Innocent Bystander Winemakers, and features wines, themed cocktails, craft beers and light bites.
Information and Bookings: https://amidnightvisit.com/