We all know what a séance is. We’ve seen Poltergeist (or at least read the Wiki entry) and we know that whenever that word pops up on the side of shipping container something wicked follows. Bringing it's terrifying show back to Brisbane, SEANCÉ is hitting Reddacliff Place in the city from September 19 for a short season, but this time it's bringing a second reason to scream, with FLIGHT popping up right next door after premiering at Adelaide Fringe earlier this year.
If you missed it last year, here's how SEANCÉ works. Participants go into the container, take a seat and put on a set of head phones. Leaving their hands flat on the table, they receive ‘suggestible information’ through the head sets for 20 minutes while sitting in complete darkness. This doesn’t sound too scary until you realise that the whole experience is more like a psychological experiment to mess with us, because though the only senses being engaged are touch and sound, the audio is designed to make punters conjure up imagery and question what is real and what isn’t. So, instead of genuinely conjuring the supernatural, Séance's creepy weirdness comes from INSIDE OUR OWN HEADS.
As for FLIGHT, well, nervous flyers best stay away. Taking your seat in a section of an actual Boeing 737 salvaged from a plane graveyard (ok, we're already creeped out), you'll be plunged into an impenetrable darkness while eerie sounds surround you—leaving you to believe you may or may not land safely, even though you never took off at all.
Being that it all goes down in the pitch black of a shipping container, the organisers don’t recommend it for the claustrophobic or anyone suffering a heart condition. Brisbanites can get their taste of the mental mindwarp from 19 September to 5 October. For booking details, venue details, and everything else you need to know, click here.
Where: Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City
When: 19 September to 5 October
Tickets: $20–25, available here.
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