There is no escaping William Shakespeare when you visit Stratford-upon-Avon, but that’s the whole point of a new experience in the town that is set to be unveiled this summer.
Shakespeare’s Code will be our second escape experience and is based on the life and times of Stratford’s world-famous playwright.
We’ve been working with Hazel Stenner, an expert in Shakespeare, to ensure the new experience remains true to the history of the period.
It means it will not only provide another exciting one-hour challenge to players, it will also offer an educational twist.
Hazel said: “It happened by chance. I know someone who knows the team behind Escape Live and they said they were looking create a Shakespearian experience and we were put in contact.
“I’ve always loved Shakespeare – I’ve completed a Masters Degree at the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham and then worked at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
“I’m originally from Bristol but I moved to the town and lived there for two to three years just to be in the home of Shakespeare and I loved it. My favourite play is Antony and Cleopatra.
“My role in Shakespeare’s Code was to try to make it as accurate as possible – it’s all about having fun, of course, but the team at Escape Live were keen for it to be educational too.
“So there are few bits of history within the game and we’ve made sure the room itself reflects a building from Shakespeare’s time. There has been a bit of artistic licence but then Shakespeare never shied away from that himself!
“It’s been great to work on it and it gives local people and tourists something fresh and new to try while still being in-keeping with the town’s history.”
The Shakespeare Code escape room experience will open in Summer 2018.
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