This Chatty Tuesday is a really exciting one! It’s with Banana Effect, creators of Immersive Game Theatre Experiences.
Whilst immersive theatre is hugely popular and growing in the UK, America and many other European cities there isn’t much on offer in Hong Kong. It’s really exciting that Glitter and Gore is one of the leaders of bringing immersive and interactive experiences to Hong Kong but also pretty tough at times because people aren’t familiar with it. That’s why we love to support our fellow creators and hope that our small community will continue to grow bigger, better and more FUNtastic!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself
We are BANANA EFFECT. Most of us are from Hong Kong, but some of us are from the UK. We are a theatre group who are interested in games and interactive activities with audience. We love to eat bananas and say yes to adventure!
2. What do you do?
We started this immersive game theatre group 4 years ago. We are experimenting with ways to level up the experience to stimulate all five senses during a live performance in order to ignite a heartbeat, frame a feeling and make ripples in the audience’s life.
Since we were born. We know that theatre is our fate and games are our tools.
4. What do you love most about what you do?
We love to see the reaction of audience. They take a very important part in our shows. We can’t have a great show without their involvement, and they make every shows a unique and special one.
5. What/who inspires you to do what you do?
Escape Game. Andy Warhol. And for most of the time, we inspire each other!
6. What’s been your favourite piece/project that you’ve worked on?
“Last Journey to the West”. An adaptation of an old Chinese novel “Journey to the West.”
Plus!!! First time setting our show in an apocalypse world…the world that we are not familiar with… but we could input a lot of creations. For example, the food are not what we use to eat. Letters are not written on papers. etc.
8. Can you take us on a brief journey of how you brought this project together?