For many like me
Perfectly pitched for fans and newcomers alike.
Set in a high fantasy dungeon members of the audience are challenged with completing as many rooms as they can, while being blinded with a helmet. They are guided by two guests who try and help them navigate the adventure. It’s part improvised comedy, part live action roleplay.
Paul Flannery is a brilliant Treguard. His easy going nature coupled with a natural improvisational nature sets the pace for the show. He’s joined by a brilliant cast of performers and they have a synergy that lots of improv comedians would kill for. There is a clear love of the source material but they are not above a well observed pastiche.
The are some fairly impressive props that do a good job of recreating the rooms that existed in the show and I’ve scarcely seen people get excited by large foam blades before. It does a great job of sucking you into the drama and you’ll be shouting or whooping at every suess of failure.
Remakes and reboots of 90s nostalgia are all the rage at the moment and most fail because they don’t understand the fanbase. Knightmare Live is perfectly pitched for fans and newcomers alike.