Monday, 18 July 2011

The Black Diamond

How many times have you gone to a house party, knowing only one friend? But you have a drink, perhaps a dance, a bit of random chat with strangers and a good night is had by all. Unless, in the middle of the party, there’s a proposal that goes wrong, a mysterious and unseen thief and a cursed diamond.  That’s the kind of party you’ll find East London right now thanks to the Punch Drunk theatre company and Stella ArtoisPunch Drunk, the pioneers of immersive theatre in the UK, has teamed up with Stella Artois to launch Stella Black, and they’re inviting everyone to get involved.  All you have to do it turn up at a mystery address (only revealed days before the performance) and ask for The Diamond Cutter. Simple as that!  The party, set in the 60’s, is a jam-packed and hectic affair, filled with authentic props (and clues, if you’re nosey enough to find them), crazy guests, a curious audience and a twisting plot.
Part One of the three-part performance came to an abrupt end with everyone being expelled from the house and all bags being checked before leaving.  Tickets for Part Two are available from the 10th July.

The Black Diamond is running from 3-21 July.

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