James Bond and Secret Cinema are a marriage made in heaven and the immersive cinema company’s version of Casino Royale is already shaping up to be one of the highlights of 2019.
The production company have been steadily gaining a reputation for themselves over the last few years with a series of spectacularly inventive and immersive versions of popular films.
Take last year’s production of Romeo and Juliet for example. Secret Cinema’s version of the Baz Luhrmann’s classic was breathtaking, with a series of massive sets and a cast of hundreds ensuring that the production was a dazzling success.
Audience members were immediately immersed in the action by being divided into “Montagues” and “Capulets” and then being sent off to a “Verona Residents For Peace” rally.
Each performance finished with a showing of the movie itself, by which point the audience were often completely immersed in the world of the film.
Romeo and Juliet is just one of many films that the production company have worked on in the last few years. In that time, the likes of Blade Runner, Moulin Rouge, 28 Days Later and Casablanca have all had the Secret Cinema treatment. However the team had never touched Bond…until now.
To say that Secret Cinema’s Bond project is eagerly anticipated would probably be one of the understatements of the year and the announcement that the movie in question is Casino Royale has meant that excitement has quickly reached fever pitch.
For those of you who don’t know, or have perhaps been living under a rock for the last decade, Casino Royale marks Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond. The film introduces Bond aficionados to a much more hard hitting 007 and a much more vulnerable one too. The film was a massive worldwide success and it quickly put an end to talk that suggested Craig was unsuited to the role.
Now the Secret Cinema team is promising to recreate the world of Bond with the same attention to detail that has made its previous productions such a success.
In preparation for the event, guests will be provided with an alias, training suggestions and instructions on the dress code, once they have booked their tickets.
The Creative Director of Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale, Angus Jackson said: “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring-to-life such an iconic film franchise and character.
“Our audience will be given the opportunity to understand what it takes to embody modern espionage — bringing them closer to the Bond experience than ever before.”
Tickets for the event are currently sold out but the secret Cinema team are promising more tickets will be released soon. See ticket information here.
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