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Quentin Tarantino stage adaptation to run in secret London location

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A Quentin Tarantino film is to be adapted for the stage by US theatre company Secret Theatre in London later this year.

The production marks the UK debut of the company, which does not reveal the location, cast or title of its shows until a week before the start of the run.

Similar to the concept of Secret Cinema, audience members are provided with clues about the production and invitations to free events prior to the main show. They are also given a dress code and a password to enter the show with.

Secret Theatre, which has now relocated to London, has previously produced the world premiere of Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands for the stage in New York, and also created The Diary of A Sociopathic Freakazoid in Los Angeles.

Adapted by Secret Theatre artistic director Richard Crawford and Brooke Johnston, the Quentin Tarantino stage show will run from October 29 to November 30 at a zone one location in London.

Crawford, who is also directing the show, said that his productions differ to other ‘secret’ forms of theatre currently running in London – such as the Lyric Hammersmith season – because they are site-specific rather than venue based.

He said: “There are many free pre-events we do as well. For this production, for example, we did a training day at King’s Cross with ticket holders and media and we are also throwing a pre-party at a secret underground venue next week so the audience essentially gets three experiences as well as the main show.

“We also work closely with charities and donate a percentage of ticket sales to those that resonate with each individual production. For this production it’s [housing charity] Shelter and Save Wild Tigers.”

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