This March and April sees the launch of Virtually Dead, a pop-up immersive experience that is equal parts virtual reality and theatre… oh and zombies!
Virtually Dead is a unique production created by Noma Labs in conjunction with consumer electronics giant HTC which will take place at a secret East London location. Beginning from March 19th and continuing until April 3rd. Virtually Dead promises extreme graphic scenes, flashing lights and a certain amount of physical assertion. This show may not be for the faint of heart.
The location of the event is a closely guarded secret which will only be revealed by email after booking. All we know is that it will take place within Zone 2 of the London transport network in the East of London. We’re imagining a dank warehouse, rattling chains and poorly lit kind of affair.
Pitching each participant into the midst of a zombie virus outbreak every performance will last an hour and cover over half a kilometre of space. With twenty two live actors the experience will combine real life thrills and scares with a number of virtual reality zones where ‘survivors’ will be equipped with VR headsets for a taste of full immersion.
Virtually Dead will will also present visitors to the event with an opportunity to test out the new VR headset from HTC Vive ahead of its consumer launch after the event finishes in April. The headsets developed alongside Valve (creators of acclaimed games like Portal and Half-Life) draw on the strengths of each brand – HTC’s experience with consumer electronics and Valve’s pioneering architecture of virtual reality worlds.
Tickets are now on sale for Virtually Dead but are in strictly limited supply. Entry will cost £30 plus admin fee and can be booked individually or in groups of up to ten. Head on over to virtuallydead.co.uk for booking information.