Generation Z is the latest immersive theatre experience to come to London. Set in Whitechapel, you’re sent as a group into a basement that’s decayed and caged- pretty much the remains from a dystopian city. You don’t know what to do in there, or at least we didn’t. Some groups started reading the walls and shuffling around, and yes, that made them suspicious. Others, like ourselves, clung to each other and stayed in the darkness, or at least the ‘safe parts’ if there were any. This already set the mood…everyone suspicious of everyone. Before we knew it (and without giving too much away) military sergeants stormed the room, informing us with swear words that an infection has spread and that we shouldn’t be down here. Well we paid to come down here so we’re staying. SIR YES SIR. The next hour involved pregnancy disturbances, a psychotic surgeon, being split into vulnerable groups, putting chairs against doors to warn off intruders; oh and being chased by zombies.
The acting was actually stellar. They managed to fuse fear with comedy, and the storyline itself was decent. And for the social media generation, at the end you’re granted a selfie with one of the deceased. Although it resulted in getting some blood on our shoulder, and we wore a brand new white shirt. Typical.
‘Generation Z’ will be playing until July 5th, check out their website for more details.