A Midnight Visit Unleashes An Immersive Fantasy Experience On Brisbane

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'A Midnight Visit' 'A Midnight Visit' Image © Ian Gillespie

Following sensational responses from around the country, 'A Midnight Visit' from Broad Encounters Productions unveils a fresh incarnation in a deceptively ordinary, disused Fortitude Valley warehouse.

The space will be transformed into a 36-room theatrical playground.

'A Midnight Visit' is inspired by the works of macabre master Edgar Allan Poe, following in the footsteps of projects such as New York's 'Sleep No More'. It redefines the immersive experience and creates a truly all-encompassing world.

Part choose-your-own-adventure, part film-set, part performance, part sound-world, 'A Midnight Visit' is all parts absorbing.

“We know audiences are craving an opportunity to get out of the conventions of traditional arts and entertainment venues, to get amongst it, to feel it, to be transported in every way possible”, Co-Creator and Director Kirsten Siddle says.

“We’re not simply responding to or inhabiting the space, we’re creating a fully-formed fantasy world for audiences to explore freely. The experience explores themes of death, impermanence, madness, guilt, love and memory – just the lighter things in life.

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Image © Ian Gillespie

“Set inside one of Poe’s dreams (not that you need to know anything about the master of the macabre), it’s a place where the characters from his life and his literature collide. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes sexy, sometimes wistful, and yes, sometimes a little bit scary!"

The cast is made up of diverse performers from backgrounds of theatre, circus, dance, music and burlesque. 'A Midnight Visit''s sound design and composition is the work of video game makers Kpow, with sets developed from a team of designers, artists, prop makers and builders and costumes from Melanie Liertz.

'A Midnight Visit' oozes steampunk with hints of David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick and 'Stranger Things'.

Tickets are on sale now.

’A Midnight Visit' is on at The House Of Usher, Fortitude Valley (Brisbane) from 27 July.



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