Hannah Price presenting at the Live Immersive Design Symposium in October 2023

Creating Gunpowder Plot: The Immersive Experience

“This is like stepping into a movie where you are at the centre of the plot. We recreated London in 1605. You learn spy tricks, you learn code, you run through corridors…and you affect the outcome of that story. So it really is you at the centre of the Gunpowder Plot.”

Hannah Price (Director) and Tim Powell (Producer) collaborated to create Gunpowder Plot: The Immersive Experience. Made as a co-production between Historic Royal Palaces (Tower of London) and Layered Reality (War of the Worlds Immersive Experience), Gunpowder Plot offers a thrilling and (mostly) historically accurate experience. 

In this talk, you can hear the two co-creators talk about their experience of making the show. From conception, to planning, to execution, learn what it takes to mount such an ambitious and impressive, blockbuster production that intends to stay as an ‘attraction’ at the Tower of London for many years to come.

Tim Quillen-Price (Production Designer) later joins the two on stage for a Q&A, where they talk about the difficulty of working in such an old, historic venue – the Tower vaults. In addition to this, the talk details the liaison between the creative teams and historical curators, and the balance of history and entertainment. Listen to how they turned a well-known piece of British history into an Indiana Jones-like, immersive adventure.

This talk was recorded at the Immersive Experience Network’s Live Immersive Design Symposium in October 2023, and is supported by Arts Council England and our industry partners Illusion Design & Construct, Mance Communications, White Light, Unlocked Vision, Clockwork Dog, d&b audiotechnik, Scene2, Little Lion Entertainment, Entourage, and Vista Insurance.

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