Super-Spies zoom in on Dorset

LOCKED down and feeling miserable? Super-Spies are on their way. Promising help and fun for home-schooling families and observant young people, the team is on a lockdown mission around Dorset during the February half term – and they need your help!

Devised by Dorset-based Angel Exit Theatre, Super-Spies in Lockdown is an interactive performance that plays out across two 20–30-minute sessions with Angel Exit on a private, secure Zoom chat, for families in Dorchester at 10.30am on Sunday 14th February and Sunday 21st February and for families in Sturminster Newton on the same days at 2pm..

Following the initial training meeting setting up the tasks, families can take part in a series of fun, interactive challenges, and an optional clue trail around the town. Families can also participate from the safety and comfort of their own homes with other offline games and activities with a spy training theme. Reconvening for a conclusion meeting, the Super-Spies hear how the new recruits have got on and see if the mystery has been solved.

“We are delighted to offer audiences an exclusive theatrical experience, which starts online with our Zoom meeting but expands into a series of fun madcap activities around the home and in the local community,” says Tamsin Fessey, co-artistic director of Angel Exit.

“It will be a welcome half term activity that is completely different from home schooling and a collective experience bringing a live audience together. We’re really interested in finding ways to use Zoom to create live experiences and although we can’t wait to get back into theatres with our audiences, until that can happen we want to bring some theatrical magic into people’s homes.”

Marvellous leader Mirabel Merryweather, newly initiated Claude Pringle, and all the Super-Spies are under lockdown like everyone else. Unfortunately, they’ve had worrying reports that agents from The Vortex – their rival spy gang – are active and have started luring new spies to the dark side in the town. The Vortex are out to sabotage goodwill and positivity in the community, so Super-Spies need a team of young sleuths and their families to brush up on their espionage skills and help solve some vital clues in the fight to stamp out The Vortex.

Booking is essential and tickets are limited, available from Artsreach for Sturminster Newon, www.artsreach.co.uk, and Dorchester Arts, www.dorchesterarts.org.uk