“an impressive production in a perfect setting”
ImmerCity are back for their fifth production of immersive theatre and this time, they are taking their audience back in time to a wedding in the 1950s, set in St. Matthew’s Church, Bethnal Green. The wedding, however, was not meant to be as before the ceremony (which has already seen multiple derails on the day) ends with the fatal stabbing on Reverend Gris. The audience are on a mission to figure out who killed the Reverend so they can lay to rest his ghost who still haunts the church. Partnered in groups, a murder mystery begins and the audience follows individual characters around the eerie church, witnessing happenings before the incident and even get a chance to interview the characters afterwards in hope to bring all the pieces together and find out who the culprit is.
Covered in red herrings, detailed backstories and impressive character acting, ImmerCity are able to keep their audience engaged through this almost three-hour-long production. Characters involved are husband-to-be Jimmy Slice (Lawton Charman), his father Mickey (Lloyd Morris), mother-of-the-bride, Cheryl Sweetly (Rebecca Crankshaw), bridesmaid Meredith Sweetly and bride, Maude Sweetly (both played by Sarah Alexandra Marks), cousin Bernice Sweetly (Ellie Woodruff-Bryant) and Reverend Gris (Neil Summerville). The audience’s host, Molly Beth Morossa, is fun and charismatic. All of these characters are intriguing and well-constructed and the audience delves into the world of goods-smuggling, family trees, lies, deceit and, finally, murder.
The Unholy Marriage of Slice and Sweetly is an impressive production in a perfect setting. Those who find themselves in St. Matthew’s Church are almost certain to have a good time and an experience they will remember for quite some time! You’ll be looking to see what they do next!