Down in London is a theatre company called Theatre Delicatessen. What they do in a nutshell, is take over abandoned buildings and perform immersive theatre – performances where the audience is just as involved as the actors.
They came up north recently and set up Moor Deli – they’re currently in the old Woolworths on Sheffield’s Moor. Social Sheffield’s Stage Editor, Sarah, is part of the collaboration and last night I finally went down to explore.
Currently, the building has been transformed into a tardis-like maze of haunting immersive theatre – they’re calling it the Horror Souk.
I don’t want to give too much away, the beauty in these performances lies in the ‘not knowing’. What I loved is that they were equally immersive and confronting, yet all totally different and unique to each other. I’m going back for more on Thursday and I cannot wait.
My favourite performance from this first visit was Did You Call The Police? which was, to be frank, effing terrifying. In a good way…!
The Horror Souk is running up until 22 November – I recommend taking a friend or five!