Preview: The Institute @ Pleasance

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 112 months ago
Preview: The Institute @ Pleasance

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Not satisfied with other things on offer this Halloween? Looking for something a little dark, a little immersive, a little (or a lot) funny? Then we would like to introduce you to The Avernus Institute. Its groundbreaking genetic experiments have put it on the frontline in the battle against disease, but ethically, uh, 'questionable' things are happening behind those closed doors - which are closed no longer. Come meet the staff as Avernus invites the public inside for the first time. Take a tour, and perhaps catch a glimpse of experiments gone horribly wrong... We take no responsibility for what may happen to you in there.

Created by David Puckridge and Pappy's Fun Club's Brendan Dodds, and starring The Penny Dreadfuls' David Reed, Humphrey Ker and Thom Tuck, the Institute is a promenade show specially designed for the new, labyrinthine space next door to the Pleasance Islington. Prepare to be plunged into darkness, totally disorientated and scared out of your tiny minds.

The Institute, 29th October 8pm, 30th October 7pm, 8.30pm, 31st October 7pm, 8.30pm, 10pm, 1st November 7pm, 8.30pm. Tickets £10 / £8. Pleasance Islington, Carpenters Mews, North Road, N7. Be in the Pleasance bar 20 minutes before the start of each performance. For more information, see the Pleasance website.

Last Updated 29 October 2009