A Midnight Visit
In July, a strange visitor is coming to Melbourne. For six weeks, an empty North Melbourne warehouse will be transformed into A Midnight Visit, a 36-room, labyrinthine choose-your-own-adventure experience in the vein of critically acclaimed immersive theatre works such as New York’s Sleep No More.
It’s based on the life and works of 19th-century gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe (for a typically blood-soaked slice of the macabre, read The Masque of the Red Death). Poe’s influence can be felt in everything from Stranger Things to the work of David Lynch, and A Midnight Visit takes it all on board and scatters it across a maze of characters and plots.
The Melbourne performance is the third iteration of A Midnight Visit, after running last year in a Sydney warehouse and a heritage-listed school in Perth. Even if you were lucky enough to experience those, this promises to be quite different – each new version brings a host of local artists and collaborators. Expect different rooms, different characters and different stories.