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Neil Frame 07/01/70

You, Me, Bum Bum Train

You, Me, Bum Bum Train | Alternative Entertainment

Every once in a while an event, show or experience comes along that is genuinely too good, too unique and too exciting to miss.

This is it.

The majority of people who want tickets for this show will be too late to get them: last year this was the Barbican’s fastest-selling show of all time.

Luckily, however, we’ve just shown up – very much in the nick of time – to tell you where they go on sale and when.  And time is tight…

You would be firmly advised to use this information by either buying tickets for yourself or by telling some friends about the show: they will genuinely thank you for it. They will then almost certainly elect you as their best friend for – at least – the remainder of the week.

Produced by artists Kate Bond and Morgan Lloyd, Bum Bum Train is immersive, interactive theatre at its very best (last year it won the London Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer award).

A huge 40,000ft warehouse near Covent Garden is currently being transformed into a series of interconnecting worlds and experiences which – over forty minutes – you’ll travel through alone, at each stage becoming the lead actor amongst a cast of hundreds.

You might be interviewing a convict from behind bullet-proof glass in one scene, before entering a locker room to give an inspiring pep talk to a sweaty American Football team in the next.

At each stage you’ll be enveloped by sights, smells and people that will allow you to experience someone else’s life from a completely different perspective: a perspective that you’re entirely unlikely to ever experience again.

This is not to be missed.


WHEN: Tickets go on sale right about now: 12pm on Monday 7th Nov

WHERE: Exclusively through the “Run Riot” website.

NOTE: these are going to sell out very fast. God Speed.


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You, Me, Bum Bum Train

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