Past event

The Mirror Trap (15 )

Join this mesmerising and immersive online experience using just headphones and a mirror.

Paul Gato has been through a lot. He has been signed off from the university again. His colleagues say he has not been himself. He has been sending them emails filled with ramblings and Feynman diagrams.

He said: "There is nothing more dangerous than being trapped between mirrors."

Paul might be losing his mind, but he might still be right. Dare you take part in his final experiment?

The Mirror Trap is a short headphone play/experience/installation/horror story about psychology and quantum physics.

This online event is designed for adults and we recommend that no one under the age of 15 participates.

Previous audience members have described it as "weird", "trippy", "deeply unsettling" and "terribly sad". It is quite meditative in tone, so don't expect any jump scares. Some viewers may find some of the content triggering.

After the show, its creator, Simon Watt, will be joined by special guests to discuss what you have experienced.

How will it work?

All ticket holders will be contacted with details of how to access the Zoom link and instructions on how to take part prior to the event.

Do I need anything to take part?

To get the most out of this event it is recommended that you have the following:

  • a whiteboard marker
  • headphones
  • a mirror, at least large enough to see all your face, that you can look into while taking part

Running time: 45 minutes (including post-show Q&A)

Please note the show features loss, car accidents and suicide, and uses psychological illusions which can prompt disturbing visions.

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