After a successful launch in October 2019, We Are Shadows: Brick Lane had to be put on hold during the depths of winter, and the peak of the pandemic. But we are now thrilled to announce that it’s back!
The immersive smartphone adventure on foot by Coney & Tamasha is inspired by where we live: E1 in Tower Hamlets.
Step outside into that fresh London street air, and do something a little different. After acquainting ourselves so intimately with our own indoor (and sometimes outdoor) locales over the last 5 months, what better time to get in touch with a different area? Somewhere we might think we know all about, but really are only acquainted with the fringes, the surface level, and what is immediately visible.
An inspiring journey of discovery in the heart of Brick Lane.– Kal Sabir
This autumn, join Tamasha artist Afsana Begum and her collaborators from community theatre company Rightful Place, as their voices guide you on an adventure around Brick Lane and the surrounding area. You can listen to stories from Bengali laskars, Satanic wedding guests and local wrestlers, to the street’s most successful family – people who have cast their shadows onto these pavements.
The adventure 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 need to maintain two metres distance. It can be played individually too – whatever you prefer.
Had a great time exploring #BrickLane with @agencyofconey @tamashatheatre #WeAreShadows & connecting with fellow artists. Go try out this experience. So much to learn and savour.– Fiona Whitelaw
We Are Shadows is available to play from 5 September until 2 October on select dates – book your tickets via the Rich Mix website, here.
If you have any questions concerning playing in line with Government guidance, or if you’d like to discuss particular access needs, please get in touch with Ellie.