Experiencing FRINGE WORLD back in February was unfortunately cut short due to the snap lockdown in WA which closed off one the most successful shows, DARKFIELD. Good news, this winter the highly acclaimed multi-sensory shows FLIGHT and COMA are returning to Perth for a limited run at Perth Cultural Centre. Perfect for a cold night, these indoor shows are a perfect date idea or night out with a small group of friends. You can jump in and experience the hype from 20 May to 20 June 2021.
What to expect with the COMA show
Not for the faint of heart, COMA gets the audience members to lie down in a bunk bed, each becoming separated from their counterparts. Alone in the darkness, the multi-sensory elements engulf each participant. The strange mass experiment sees audiences slip into a collective dream state to explore the dark recesses of their own mind.
Recommended for those who can truly relax in dark confined spaces. Think if you can handle a float tank, you will love this. Expect some vivid dreams in this one!
What to expect with the FLIGHT show
The FLIGHT shipping container has had the economy section of a real plane installed. The experience takes passengers through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which the plane lands safely…
“It’s always a pleasure bringing the DARKFIELD shipping containers back to Perth,” said Nathan Alexander, producer at Realscape Productions. “The day we closed the shows at FRINGE WORLD, we were instantly in talks to bring the shows back as soon as we possibly could. It was a no-brainer - the energy and enthusiasm Perth audiences bring to our shows was something we couldn’t wait to experience again.”
In both FLIGHT and COMA, a strange world is built from 360 degree binaural sound that perplexes the senses, deepening the immersion by casting doubt on what is real and what is imagined. Loss of vision heightens the remaining senses, making them vulnerable to manipulation.
Do I need to book or rock up on the night?
In the two short weeks that the shipping container experiences were open in January, over 7,000 Western Australian attendees were game enough to be plunged into themes of fear and anxiety in complete darkness.
Realscape Productions’ Amy Johnson said, “Tickets to FLIGHT and COMA flew out the door in January, and thousands of people missed out, even before the shows closed. While our capacity will be higher than it was in January, we suggest booking early so you don’t miss out.”
How do I book?
COMA and FLIGHT will run frequently at various times from Tuesday - Sunday at Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, from 20 May - 20 June, 2021.
COMA and FLIGHT run for 30 minutes. Tickets start at $22.50 and are available at www.darkfield.com.au/tickets