Crisis? What Crisis?

27 July - 5 September, 2021


It's 1979. Jim Callaghan's Labour Government has a working majority of zero. Parliament is deadlocked. The workers are on strike. Your advice will change the country forever.

You and your fellow parliamentary advisers are gathered in a neglected office building, away from the press. Your job is to avert disaster.

Join this acclaimed immersive theatrical experience, where the audience must advise a government in crisis - with Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives just around the corner.

Crisis? What Crisis? puts you in the driving seat. Your decisions shape the evening. Can you end the deadlock? Can you rescue the government, reconcile the trade unions and survive a vote of no confidence? Or will Britain plunge into chaos?


Informational video

Quotes & Reviews


'Jack, can I have a quote here?' 
★★★★★ Some paper

'And another one?'
★★★★★ The Stage 

'Maybe even a third?' 
★★★★★ Broadway World

The Company

How does it work? 

This is an immersive theatre experience, and you can be as involved as you want. Over the course of the evening you. and your fellow audience members, will tackle a series of political problems. Each decision influences what happens next. Everything is on the table. As The Stage put it:

"Want to sell the NHS or blackmail a Tory MP? The cast and the story will respond accordingly, and with near unfathomable smoothness and clarity."

If you don't want to get involved in the decision making, don't worry, as The Telegraph said: 

"You are welcome to take a back seat and watch it all unfold."

The Venue

This show takes place offsite in a building 2 minutes walk from the New Diorama. Audiences should arrive at our normal box office, from where they will be guided to the performance venue.

About Parabolic Theatre:

Parabolic Theatre is a Croydon-based company creating innovative, interactive and immersive theatrical experiences. Their productions tackle the social and political upheavals of our time with creativity and historical resonance. Audience experience is at the heart of all Parabolic work with the presence and agency of an audience playing an integral role in shaping the multiple narratives and outcomes. / @_Parabolic_

Creative Team: 

Director: Owen Kingston
Writer: Tom Black
Producer: Grace Cook


David Alwyn, Jaya Baldwin, Tom Black, Zoe Flint, Beth Jay, Owen Kingston, Chloe Mashiter, Christopher Styles, Angus Woodward


So you feel confident booking for our Reset Season we're putting in place new policies to ensure your visit is safe and secure. For more information, visit our Covid-19 page for the latest updates.

Cast & Creatives



Go Back