The Egg Assembly is delighted to announce Routes, its most innovative project to date. An interactive online experience aimed at individuals and families aged 14+ and taking place from Tuesday 1 June to Wednesday 30 June, Routes pitches audience members against the clock in a race to uncover clues and unearth the truth in an environmental crime thriller.
To take part in Routes, audience members are invited to join The Egg Assembly online using their own laptop or desktop computer. A first for the Theatre Royal Bath, this cutting edge production combines new digital technology and human creativity with audience participation.
Who you trust is a choice. So, choose.
When your friend goes missing unexpectedly, you are the one tasked with finding the answers. But, in a dangerous world of high stakes dealings, rapidly eroding ancient lands and volatile shifting alliances, do you have what it takes to untangle the web and discover the answers?
Routes places its online audience firmly in the driving seat. During a thrilling missing person’s search, Routes sends participants on an escape room style adventure which explores the many threats and challenges facing our natural world, including logging, poaching, corruption and the destruction of forests.
Routes lasts for one hour and ticket holders will be able to activate their experience between 2pm and midnight on their chosen date during the run. Participants can use many different paths to search for clues so it is possible to play multiple times on the date you’ve booked for.
Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn, Artistic Director ofTheatre Royal Bath’s Theatre School and Director of Routes, said, “We are incredibly excited by Routes, an interactive digital experience forged by young people and very much focused on the world we live in today. We are thrilled to bring this unique and pulse-quickening thriller to your homes, playable at leisure from the comfort of your own computer.”
Routes has been created by a team of 23 young people aged between 15 to 25 years who have worked with a range of experts in the field. Routes features 9 cast members, directed by Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn, Artistic Director ofTheatre Royal Bath’s Theatre School.
The technology for Routes has been designed and built by a team of 6 young people from The Egg Assembly working with creative technologists from Megaverse, whose previous theatre credits includeFrankensteinfor the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.
A group of 8 young writers from The Egg Assembly have worked on Routes alongside Michelle McMahon, who is an associate artist with interactive theatre makers Coney. Michelle’s previous credits include working with transformational theatre company, Punchdrunk, and co-creating How We Save The World for the Natural Environmental Research Council and The Natural History Museum.
Tickets cost £10 per device and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, The Egg on 01225 823 409 and online via www.theatreroyal.org.uk