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NIGHTWATCHERS is an after-hours immersive experience at the Tower of London, directed by award-winning digital theatre company ANAGRAM.
Step into a shadowy world of state surveillance, where messages and phone calls lead you around one of our most notorious prisons; this is your induction into the art of covert investigation. The story dips between contemporary London and the most dramatic years of the Elizabethan secret service.
While faith, violence and the invisible lines between truth and justice collide, you must find your way, guided by the stories of code-breakers, law enforcers and radical religious extremists.
In a climate of global insecurity, who watches the watchers?
"I don’t think it’s possible to evade surveillance. I am the one with no secrets. They have secrets. It is only because they have secrets that they can imagine everyone having them too." Ai Wei Wei
Commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces.
Running time: 60mins (approx.)
Concessions: £18 (HRP members, unwaged Tower Hamlets residents, under 25s) with ID
Dates and times
3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th November
18:15, 18:35, 19:00, 19:20, 19:45
LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED
This event asks you focus your auditory senses, creating a unique and individual experience. With this in mind we suggest you come with your friends, but take on the experience as an individual.
This event will take place predominantly outside so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
ANAGRAM is an award-winning creative digital company based at the vibrant Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, with a talent for producing work that seamlessly brings together the physical and digital world. The company specialises in connecting the extraordinary one-off tale to universal questions that lie at the heart of what it means to be human. For the immersive documentary Door Into The Dark, ANAGRAM won the Storyscapes prize for best interactive work at Tribeca Film Festival, 2015.
This event involves using steps around the historic site and is, unfortunately, therefore not suitable for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility. If you have any questions or particular access requirements, please notify us in advance on +44 (0)20 3166 6646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: this event does not include access to the Crown Jewels or any of the main towers.