Escape Room Theatrical Adventure Comes to Barrow Park for the Father’s Day Weekend

An interactive theatrical game is coming to Barrow Park over the Father’s Day weekend.

“Escape from Fort Lagoon”, from Wake the Beast and Submersion Productions is similar to an escape room, but mostly played outdoors and at the end participants get the chance to continue their experience by swimming in the pool at Barrow Park Leisure Centre.

The piece has an environmental message and imagines a world where water sources have tipped over the PH level safe for human consumption and is now a coveted resource fiercely guarded by the few.  It imagines a world where you can no longer swim, and links to concerns over fresh-water sewage leaks across the nation’s waters.

Despite the serious environmental message “Escape from Fort Lagoon” is an uplifting piece and promises to be the ultimate game of cat and mouse, where participants solve cryptic clues using app technology and through interactions with quirky characters.

“Escape from Fort Lagoon” is four years in the making and came about after the writer/director Adam McGuigan watched ‘Sea Sick’ by the award winning science journalist, Alanna Mitchell. Jude Jagger is the Creative Producer and along with many people has a real love of swimming. Together they imagined a world where we could no longer swim, and the advisors of Barrowfull, Barrow in Furness Creative People and Places Programme, have selected the experience for people to try in Barrow.

Participants will need to bring swimwear and a towel as part of the adventure is inside Barrow Leisure Centre, though options are available for non-swimmers.

The experience lasts two hours and players form groups of up to eight people. Tickets are £12 + booking fee (with a percentage of the booking fee going to Water Aid).

To choose a time slot and book tickets, click on the link

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