An active reality adventure unfolding across King’s Lynn town centre
REVEAL was an interactive story and immersive experience – an unprecedented amalgam of live theatre performance, online episodes, an augmented reality game, and large-scale projections, which we coined “Active Reality”. It launched on 23 November 2018 and ran until 04 January 2019.
The project used the unique geography, history, and architecture of King’s Lynn as the setting and stage for a play about a Syrian refugee making her way through Norfolk. King’s Lynn also served as the backdrop for dynamic projections and as the site for an augmented reality treasure hunt, made possible using a unique browser-based smartphone technology.
To create this ambitious piece, Collusion harnessed the efforts and talents of actors, projection artists, designers, musicians, and technologists – many from King’s Lynn and the surrounding region – comprising a team of 36 people working together across disciplines.
The legacy site for the project may be found at www.revealkl.com.
Simon Poulter, Executive & Artistic Producer // Rachel Drury, Executive Producer // Marcus Romer, Artistic Producer
James McDermott Story // Marcus Romer Story // Liwaa Yazaji Words // Kathryn Castles Script editing // Beatrice Bray Research and photography volunteer
Claire Lacey Margaret of Antioch // Rebecca Banatvala Maya // Oliver Westlake Joe // Tim Welton Uncle Don
Artists - projections
Yael Biran Tuesday Market Place // Dominic Manning & Simon Poulter The Minster Joe Magee & Pete Cleary Custom House // Issam Kourbaj Greyfriars Tower // Karen Frances Eng St Nicholas Chapel & Tuesday Market Place
Sandy Nuttgens // Matmos // Carter-Tutti
Films and photography
Gavin Toomey Film elements and trailer // Matthew Usher Drone footage and photography
Joe Magee Logo and design // Sunny Luckhoo Costume Designer // Chris Tyler Web development // Richard Hall Creative technologist/augments/back-end developer // Sabrina Minter After Effects artist // Aleksandra Kruk Production Assistant // Lewis Anderson Stage Manager // Maze Media Multimedia assets // Catherine Slack Funding // Jermone Etienne Open source code // Mark McGarragh LIDAR survey //Alex Byford Production Assistant // Ben Pugh Production Manager // Nev Milsom Technical Manager
Katy Marshall Creative Technologist // Michelle Brace Producer
PR & Marketing
Becky Wieczorek PR // Stephanie Lewis Marketing //
Pop-up shop team
Fynn Pitkeathy // Luke Woodcraft // Finnbar Cleary