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We crapped ourselves at ‘Goosebumps Alive’. Are you brave enough for London’s newest immersive theatre experience?


R. L. Stine’s ‘Goosebumps’ series still has a cult following. Trust. If you don’t believe us, ask your older siblings or even your parents. ‘Goosebumps’ was the pinnacle of scary before the interenets gave us Creepypasta and the Slender Man.

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But now everyone can experience the fun and terror (terrorfun?) of ‘Goosebumps Alive’ in a new immersive theatre experience.

The audience is treated to 3 creepy playlets inspired some of the 60+ books in the series, with sets and costumes to marvel at. Take a look for yourself:

Lighting, staging and music combine to make amazing, immersive sets

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Walk around The Vaults, London in groups of 10, and take a seat. The show is about to begin…

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Move from set to set and meet some of your favourite characters from the books. They’ve been expecting you…

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You’re stood on the stage as the actors play out their creepy scenes right in front of you

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This girl did something very bad involving her brother and some dog food. She might regret that…

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Knock knock. Who’s there? Yeah, this was just weird

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At least one member of the MP! team had to be taken home by their mum after 90 seconds in this elevator.

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Look into my eyes, directly into my eyes…

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Terrifying triplets. Don’t call us, we’ll call you

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One scene played out beneath our feet, then you were invited into the basement to be greeted by this… obviously

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Anyone got the time? A thought-provoking scene with a creepy old man, a clock, and a geeeeeeeeza

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This chap deals with the refunds. Good luck.

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And finally, karaoke. Gone horribly, disturbingly wrong. You know, a bit like The X Factor

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Brave enough? Click here for tickets.

What did you think? Are you game? Maybe you’re a ‘Goosebumps’ die-hard. So tweet us! @maximumpopbooks

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Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.