WHAT IS IT?
Goosebumps Alive and Goosebumps Kids are immersive, promenade theatre productions, that take you through the cavernous Vaults beneath Waterloo station. These productions are world premieres and exclusive to London, so you will never have a chance to see them again!
ARE THERE SEATS?
No. You will be moving around and discovering the story.
IS IT SCARY?
It wouldn’t be Goosebumps without a little bit of fear. The show is fun, but does involve some jumps and surprises, as well as moving through dark and strange spaces. There are two versions: Goosebumps Alive, and Goosebumps Kids for 5 – 11 year olds. These ages are our recommendation, but braving the show is at your own discretion
There will be moments of claustrophobia. And we do not recommend attending if you have a heart condition or are heavily pregnant. If any of this effects you, please make the Front of House staff aware on arrival who will be able to pre-negotiate the show to avoid extreme moments.
WHAT BOOKS ARE IN THE SHOW?
We are including little snippets from all of your favourite stories, but predominantly you can expect:
Say Cheese, And Die!
The Blob That Ate Everyone
The Haunted Mask
Stay Out Of The Basement
One Day In Horrorland
Night Of The Living Dummy
I'VE NEVER READ/SEEN GOOSEBUMPS - WILL I UNDERSTAND IT?
Absolutely. We are inspired by the books we loved as kids, our retelling of these stories is written for anyone to come along and enjoy.
WHAT AGE RANGE IS IT FOR?
Goosebumps Alive is aimed at adults, but can be attended by ages 10+
Goosebumps Kids is suitable for ages 5 – 11 (and your parents if you want to bring them!)
These ages are a guideline only so please use your own discretion when booking.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO SEE GOOSEBUMPS ALIVE UNACCOMPANIED?
Children agred between 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult to Goosebumps Alive
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOSEBUMPSALIVE, AND GOOSEBUMPS KIDS?
Both shows will send you spiralling down in to The Vaults, however Goosebumps Alive is suitable for adults age 10+ and has a running time of approx. 90 minutes. Goosebumps Kids tells the same stories, but is suitable for ages 5 – 11 and runs at 50 minutes.
WHAT IS THE ADULT TO CHILD RATIO FOR THE KIDS SHOW?
No more than 2 children (under 18) per adult may experience the show at one time. We will not grant access to adults who are not accompanied by a child.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
There is no dress code for Goosebumps, however you will be on your feet and moving through dark areas, so sensible shoes are advised!
WHAT IF I'M LATE?
If you are late for your time slot we cannot guarantee you access to the performance. We advise you arrive at least 15 minutes before your start time.
HOW LONG IS THE SHOW?
Goosebumps Alive runs for approx. 90 mins with no interval.
Goosebumps Kids (ages 5 – 11) runs for approx. 50 mins with no interval.
You are on your feet for the duration!
IF I NEED TO LEAVE THE SHOW, CAN I RE-ENTER?
We’re afraid not. If you need to leave for any reason we will not be able to get you back in to the show. So make sure you use the loo before you enter.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Book Online: www.goosebumpsalive.com
CAN I TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE?
No, filming or photography of the show isn’t allowed. Misuse of a camera can lead to very nasty things indeed… just wait and see.
HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH?
Goosebumps enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITER / DIRECTOR
TOM SALAMON - ACCOMPLICE, GRIFT
Salamon is the co-creator, writer, and director of Accomplice productions in New York City, Hollywood, London and San Diego, and serves as artistic director of Diabolical Muse Productions. The original production of Accomplice—part game, part theatre, taking place entirely in real world locations in New York City—began in 2005 and quickly caught fire as a ground-breaking and unique theatrical experience. Salamon followed with all-new Accomplice experiences in Hollywood, CA (co-producing with Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris), London (again co-produced by Harris, with the addition of London's acclaimed, Tony Award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory) and San Diego, CA (produced by Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse). In 2015, Salamon created, wrote and directed The Grift, once again produced by La Jolla Playhouse. Set entirely in a landmark hotel and training its audience in the art of the con, The Grift premiered to rave reviews and enjoyed a two-month, sold out run.
GABRIEL GREENE - dramaturg for Tony Award winning MEMPHIS
Gabriel Greene has helped shepherd the development of dozens of theatrical works over the last 13 years, including new plays and musicals by Pulitzer Prize winners, Tony Award winners and a United States Poet Laureate. He served as the dramaturg for the musical Memphis, which won 4 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and recently completed a yearlong West End run.
Rob is a theatre maker who aims to create work that is inspiring, significant and provocative for a wide and varied audience. He is currently producing participatory work for young people at the National Theatre, the the Young Company Director at the Orange Tree Theatre and regularly teaches at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
THE ONLY WAY OUT... IS THROUGH
SAMUEL WYER - ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND, THE ELEPHANTOM, THE TRENCH, LATITUDE
DARLING & EDGE - GINGERLINE, THE OLD VIC TUNNELS, LOST LECTURES
TIM JACOBUS - Creator of original GOOSEBUMPS Artwork
PAUL WALMSLEY - SING FOR YOUR LIFE, The Vault's DRACULA
CHARLIE MORGAN JONES - DRACULA, COOL RIDER (West End), AVENUE Q (UK and International)
SOUND DESIGN AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC
DAFFYD GOUGH - THE GENERATIONOF Z; HIDDEN HOUSE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE, winner of the 2015 ScareCon award; head of sound at VAULT FESTIVAL
ANDY GEORGE - VAULT FESTIVAL, ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND, YOU ME BUM BUM TRAIN
KINDLY SUPPORTED BY
MUSIC AND SCORE
THE TIGER LILLIES- Anarchic Brechtian Blues for a quarter of a century!
The Tiger Lillies were formed in 1989 and a quarter of a century later they remain one of the most unique, provocative and genre-defying bands one could come across. Having received one Olivier award and a Grammy nomination, The Tiger Lillies never cease to find new ways to shock, enchant and amuse, with their imitable style and breath-taking live performances.
SUSAN KULKARNI - SECRET CINEMA STAR WARS, SYMPHONY IN BLUE
London’s newest immersive experience is about to crawl out from beneath your feet...
Step into the beautifully haunting world of Goosebumps Alive, a twisted modern update of the 90’s cult horror series. Equal parts terrifying and riotous, the hottest ticket in town puts you in the centre of chilling macabre tales.
Given a terrifying makeover from the fiendish minds behind Accomplice (Director), Alice’s Adventures Underground (Designer), and The Tiger Lillies (Music), find out what happens when your childhood fears become your adult nightmares.
Journey through the dark, and walk the knife’s edge of fright and fun in this spine-tingling promenade show, brilliantly reimagined from the classic tales of R. L. Stine. The only way out is through numerous rooms populated by the denizens of your darkest dreams. Will you meet a killer scarecrow, face the haunted mask, escape from a deranged scientist, or be buried alive—or will you find the real horror lurking deep inside your head?
Go with friends, go with colleagues, or brave the adventure alone, but leave the kids at home—this is the Goosebumps of grown up fears.
Opens April 2016