Darkfield: Séance, Flight, Coma and Eulogy
Melbourne-based theatre producers, Realscape Productions, in partnership with British immersive-theatre company Darkfield, has brought us some spine-tingling immersive audio experiences in the past: Séance, which had audience members scrambling to get out halfway through when it first debuted in Federation Square in 2017, and Flight, a psychological thriller that taps into the fear of being 30,000 feet above the ground and completely powerless.
Both are back in Melbourne for a limited time, with two new additions.
In Coma, audience members are given their own bunk beds and asked to consume a small pill. The lights go out and the next half-hour makes clever use of your other senses to get everyone falling into a dream state together. And with Eulogy, a pitch-black container becomes a labyrinthine hotel where you’re taken down the halls, into a lift, through the canteen and into the car park – your experience could be entirely different to your fellow showgoers through the use of speech recognition technology.
All four multi-sensory, immersive experiences have popped up again on Little Bourke Street – pick your poison. But remember, these aren’t for the faint of heart.