Be our guest in the land of shadows
There are ghosts in these walls if you listen hard enough
And if you’re here after dark
You might even catch a glimpse….
Join Tamasha artist Afsana Begum and her collaborators from community theatre company Rightful Place, all Brick Lane locals, as they guide you on an adventure around the place they call home. Beyond the curry house strip and trendy bar culture, this place has history. Come and discover the real Brick Lane – from Bengali laskars to Satanic wedding guests, local wrestlers to the street’s most successful family – these people have cast their shadows onto these pavements and invite you to see Brick Lane as you’ve never seen it before.
After a successful launch in October 2019, We Are Shadows: Brick Lane is back. The immersive smart phone adventure on foot by Coney & Tamasha is inspired by where we live: E1 in Tower Hamlets.
Participants’ adventure will begin with a phone call on their mobile phones from which they will be navigated through and around Brick Lane, taking them on a magical-realist journey where shadows are revealed around every corner. The game is for playing in pairs, so we’d recommend you bring along someone who’s in your ‘bubble’. You can bring along a ‘non-bubble’ pal, but you’ll just have to be two metres away from them – safety first, kids! It can be played individually too – whatever you prefer.
With game design by BAFTA award-winning Coney and written by Tamasha’s Artistic Director Fin Kennedy (How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found) and playwright Rabiah Hussain (Spun), and directed by Sita Thomas (Top Girls), your adventure will last around an hour.
The adventure is best explored when starting at Rich Mix, and takes place safely outdoors – but be sure to check the weather before you start! Once you’ve finished your adventure, all players will be treated to post-adventure soft drinks and a chance to meet the team behind We Are Shadows: Brick Lane – just be sure to head back to the square opposite the entrance to Rich Mix.
Tickets are available on the Rich Mix website:
We Are Shadows is open and available to everyone. If you have access requirements please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternative models of the game.
Written by Fin Kennedy & Rabiah Hussain
Co-creator and Interactive Dramaturgy Tassos Stevens
Director Sita Thomas
Creative Associate Afsana Begum
Sound Designer Sarah Sayeed
Screen Design & Programming Ed Naujokas & Tassos Stevens
Rightful Place Theatre Community Consultants: Reshma Begum, Nowshin Sweety, Sabina Khan, Runa Hoque, Ferdous Ahmed
Producer Ellie Browning (Coney)
Digital Producer Malakai Sargeant (Tamasha)
Producer Debo Adebayo (Tamasha)
Image © Bettina Adela
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Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA
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