Arts & Culture

Peaky Blinders run provides further evidence of immersive theatre growth

Peaky Blinders: The Rise, an immersive theatre production, has now officially closed after more than 300 shows in Camden, London.

Delivered by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Immersive Everywhere, which works with world-famous titles to create live theatrical experiences, and directed by Tom Maller, the show attracted some 45,000 guests over its run.

Rich Major, group director of sales and marketing at Immersive Everywhere, said: “Final extension into totally sold out performances (damn you fire capacity…) and happy audiences to the very end!

“Loved working on this one… So grateful to be part of the Peakys and can’t wait to see where Tommy takes the family next.”

The success of the show has provided further evidence of the burgeoning immersive and interactive theatre sector in London.

Katie Lyons, the show’s writer, is also behind the Paddington Bear Experience, which will open later this year as another immersive production at London’s County Hall.

Additionally, various companies in the space – including Punchdrunk and Les Enfants Terribles – have taken steps to establish permanent bases in the UK capital in recent times, with more than 2,000 immersive and interactive experiences now listed in the city.