I was lucky enough to make it to a preview night of the new immersive theatre experience CROOKS from Colab theatre. Strictly for adults and not for the faint hearted or easily offended! This is a great way to spend the evening if you’re a little adventurous and not adverse to acting around strangers! Awesome awesome awesome!
Considering this was the guinea pig night I was expecting to be a little bit more forgiving to any mishaps- but as far as I could tell the evening ran seamlessly. The actors were so professional and fun- I rate this a solid 5*!
Your job is to go undercover… You get the chance to meet the infamous Don running the cockney cartel. But your mission is to work with the police without blowing your cover to bring this bada** down!!
Trust no one.. Only your instinct. You’ll meet many members of the gang on the way- and you need to cooperate with them so they don’t get a whiff of what you’re up to. Brush up on your cockney rhyming slang and if you swear a lot- you’ll feel completely at home here!
The experience takes place in a miserably old building, which is the perfect scene setting- be prepared to uncover mysteries on a few different floors. The actors help you feel more in role and guide you along… I’m no gangster in the real world (don’t be so surprised!)- but this experience is making me reconsider my career choices. I’m a damn good undercover cop!
I’ve been to a couple of these kind of experiences, and these guys have got it down to a tee. The perfect balance of being in character but helping the participants along the way. You don’t feel overwhelmed or excluded from the evening- whoever you are and wherever you come from! I loved all the characters I met.. The Don, Matilda, and the entire gang. It was completely faultless.
The venue really felt like I was in the midst of some big criminal scene.. And the scenes that I acted in as part of the evening were so believable and fun! Even a little bit scary!!!
It’s hard to review this place without giving stuff away so just trust me and book your visit. It’s a great way to spend an evening- date, friends, colleagues or even solo- you won’t be disappointed. So don’t be a f**king mug and book your experience before it sells out! Gimme a dog & bone if you ‘av any questions!
Bobbles (the one with the yellow hat from ‘Margate’)