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Swamp Motel unveils new immersive experience, The Kindling Hour

Swamp Motel, a creative agency and production house in the immersive sector, has announced its latest and most ambitious project, The Kindling Hour.

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Inspired by myth and history, The Kindling Hour is a theatrical tale of good versus evil. It follows Plymouth Point and The Mermaid’s Tongue. To date, Plymouth Point has attracted 30,000 people across the UK.

The third instalment in a trilogy of live works will be the final jigsaw piece, and continues a trend for immersive online experiences.

The Mermaid’s Tongue incorporates live immersive theatre with escape rooms. Plymouth Point is inspired by true crime, as well as lockdown life under COVID-19.

Immersive online experiences amid COVID-19

The Kindling Hour is a cinematic experience set in a chilling underworld, with players attempting to bring down the London Stone Consortium.

All three shows in the series will be performed weekly, Tuesday through Sunday. Groups will have to solve a series of clues while meeting unexpected characters.

Clem Garritty and Ollie Jones, writers, co-founders and creative directors of Swamp Motel, said: “We can’t wait to bring The Kindling Hour into people’s homes this spring.

“It’s been really exciting to sit and tie-up all the loose ends in the first two shows and throw in some curve-balls, we look forward to reaching new Ivy fans and welcome back those who have played Plymouth Point and Mermaid’s Tongue through 2020.

Good versus evil with Swamp Motel

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“As we continue to develop and experiment with telling stories in this digital format we’re relishing challenging ourselves to find new ways to do it in each chapter of the story. Hopefully we can continue to spring some surprises!”

Swamp Motel created these shared experiences when live entertainment came to a sudden halt in 2020 in response to COVID-19.

Swamp Motel is an award-winning creator of immersive experiences, working in the UK and around the world. Over the last three years, the company has created experiences for the stage, screen and live events in London, New York and Sydney.

Tickets for The Kindling Hour are on sale now.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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