REVEAL // 2018 - Collusion

REVEAL // 2018

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.

REVEAL, King's Lynn // Nov 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



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

Engagement programme

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


  • Arts Council England
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
  • Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk
  • Discover King's Lynn
  • Norfolk County Council