This is the third instalment in a trilogy of live works, following on from Plymouth Point and The Mermaid’s Tongue.
For those who have played the previous two instalments, The Kindling Hour will be the final piece of the puzzle, placing audiences right at the heart of a chilling underworld in a bid to bring down the London Stone Consortium once and for all.
Opening for previews later this month, this newly announced immersive online production will offer film-lovers a sense of cinema, theatre-lovers a sense of live production, true-crime lovers a sense of suspense, and gamers a sense of challenge.
All three shows in the series will be performed Tuesday to Sunday weekly for newcomers to adventure through with friends. Each group will find themselves cast in this original filmic production to solve a series of clues and encounter unnerving meetings with unexpected characters.
Beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing. You and your team must use all your skill and guile to evade capture, infiltrate the dark heart of a powerful organisation, and bring it down from the inside.
But who is the anonymous source trying to recruit you? How can you identify the true enemy? Who can you trust?
With every click they could be drawing closer, so you’ll have to think fast and rely on each other to stay one step ahead. Hack the system. Crack the codes. Find their weakness, before they find you.
The clock is ticking, The Kindling Hour approaches… it’s time for you to reveal the truth…
Swamp Motel writers, co-founders and creative directors, Ollie Jones and Clem Garrity have taken inspiration from history and myth in the story which travels around the UK and Europe.
Talking about the production, Jones and Garrity 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. 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!”
The Kindling Hour will run from the 24th February. Tickets are on sale now here.