Theatre goers with a penchant for being scared out of their wits are in for a treat, as R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series are being brought to life in London.
Goosebumps ALIVE will make its world premiere at The Waterloo Vaults in London, with a strictly limited run booking between 14 April – 4 September.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Expect the unexpected
The immersive show will bring to life the most iconic and terrifying Goosebumps titles, including Stay Out Of The Basement,Say Cheese And Die! and Night Of The Living Dummy. Given a modern twist for adult audiences (aged 12+), the Tom Salamon directed production is based on original scenes from the books.
Running in promenade style, audience members will work their way through the abandoned railway tunnels of The Vaults. What happens next? Those brave enough can expect to experience the following:
- Being buried alive
- Witnessing a flock of birds crash into a window
- Seeing a spine-chilling ghost story come to life in terrifying shadow
- Being grappled by an array of monsters (even in the toilets)
Where is it happening?
The Vaults are housed in the tunnels under Waterloo Station, featuring 11 spaces and 17,000 sq feet. Having originally opened as an arts venue in 2013, The Vaults has since established its name for hosting cutting-edge theatre, installations and events including Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Vault Festival and the Underground Film Club.
Working closely with publisher Scholastic, The Vaults have now been granted permission to create an immersive world based on the phenomenally popular book series by R.L Stine. With over 400 million copies in print worldwide, it is the second best-selling book series of all time.
When horror and humour combine…
Kieron Vanstone, Director at The Vaults said: “I’ve wanted to take Goosebumps to the stage for years but had to make sure I could do justice to R.L. Stine’s trademark combination of horror and humour. Immersive events have become the lifeblood of London culture, from Punchdrunk to Secret Cinema, and Goosebumps is perfectly suited to the genre – these stories were made to be experienced up close, with every shiver, sound and unsettling sight!”
He added: “I’ve been a lifelong fan of Goosebumps – who could forget Night of the Living Dummy? – and am thrilled to be bringing these shows to London, along with some of the best creative talent around.”
There will also be a kids show…
A children’s version of the show – Goosebumps KIDS – will open in May, running on weekends and holidays between 14 May – 4 September.
Feeling brave? Get show times and tickets
Goosebumps ALIVE is suitable for ages 12+, running between 6 April – 4 September 2016. Running time is 90 minutes, with shows open Tuesday to Sunday.
Tuesday – Friday, entry times between 19:00 – 21.30
Saturday, entry times between 13:30 –21.30
Sunday, entry times between13:30 – 19:30
Tickets start at £32.50 plus booking fee (previews from £25).
Book tickets for Goosebumps ALIVE now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.