Reviewed – 29th February 2020
“I’m not going to tell you what happens …”
This short site-specific immersive piece of theatre is a whole lot of fun. I don’t want to give anything away, so this will be a short review! Five audience members are taken to a ‘secret location,’ where they are inducted into the FBI. A murder has been committed, and an interrogation is about to take place. There is a board on the wall with photographic and written evidence. There is a murderer in the room, behind a glass partition. Or is there? Charley Newton-John and Simon Grujich are convincing as the lead FBI agent and the suspected murderer, their impeccable American accents and strong performances creating enjoyable frissons of tension and a believable atmosphere. Two audience members become active interrogators, fitted with earpieces through which Newton-John feeds them questions, and seated across the desk from the suspect. The other three are observers, in the outer room, although one, instructed by Newton-John, also feeds questions to the interrogators.
I’m not going to tell you what happens.
The set, designed by Ana Ryan Flinn is a tiny, beautifully created environment, and Jessica Eleni Noulton’s costumes reflect the 1970s era of the show. Spree was created by Myriad Immersive’s Georgia Clarke-Day, David Frias-Robles and Simon Evans.
I’m interested to see what they come up with next, as I’ll definitely be going along.
Reviewed by Katre