Dropping its audience of 50 per show into the middle of an adventure in which they are trained in the art of the con, participants meet characters, solve clues and get a masterclass in the ways of the grifter, all in the interest pulling off one final swindle to take down a seamy criminal mastermind. Audiences will have their intelligence tested and get trained in scams like The Pig In The Poke, The Round-The-Corner, and The Money Swap…but will they be sharp enough to take down an evil genius at his own game?
Making its London debut, The Grift premièred in 2105 to rave reviews and sold-out performances in San Deigo, California, produced by the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse. Writer-director Tom Salamon makes his return to the UK after immersive successes Accomplice (produced by the Olivier Award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory) and Goosebumps Alive (The Vaults at Waterloo).
An experience unlike anything ever performed on a stage, The Grift sweeps its audience into a thrilling adventure, turning everyday theatergoers into master con men. And when the show ends? They’re released into the world with a whole new skill set—one that can pay off for years to come.
PRESS FOR THE GRIFT
"Inventive, ingenious, unfolds with a whole lot of style, smarts and charm…like stepping giddily into a junior-varsity version of 'The Sting.’” —UT San Diego
“Comprehensive and elaborate. Hats off to Salamon for his wild imagination and meticulous attention to detail. It’s tons of fun — if you get into the act." —Times Of San Diego
“Smart! I couldn’t help but have fun.” —City Beat
“It’s all great fun, and the more involved you get, the more fun it is.” —San Diego Gay And Lesbian News
PRESS FOR ACCOMPLICE
“A childhood adventure game for grown ups. Pure, regressive pleasure.” —Metro London
****Four out of five stars - critic's pick! —Time Out London
"A terrifying ingenious performance...a cult hit in the making." —The Telegraph London
“Like being in the middle of the Michael Douglas film The Game." —The New York Times
“Ingenious and unique – Don’t Miss!” —Time Out New York