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Curiousities: An Immersive Theatre Experience

From 83 member reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious, Slow, Entertaining

About the show

Deaths Head Theatrical presents an immersive theater piece set in an illegal 1930s sideshow. More…

It's 1936. The country is slowly finding itself again following the Great Depression. Once a ubiquitous (and illicit) distraction from life’s hardships, the carnival sideshow has found itself dwindling in popularity. But not everybody can afford to forget the lives of those on the fringes. Professor Mysterium invites you to relive the wonder and spectacle of his old-school curiosities in modern-day Midtown Manhattan. VIP seats include front of the line access, a reserved table for the floor show, and a toast with the Professor himself. Audience members are encouraged to come in 1930s attire. Ages 18 and up.

2h 0m | Already closed | Elektra Theatre (Midtown W)

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Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Edgy

See it if You've ever been interested in attending a speakeasy.In to experiencing something out of the ordinary.Want to be apart of an exclusive event

Don't see it if If partial nudity isn't your cup of tea. If you don't like small dark places.

Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an open mind and are able to actively seek out and engage performers to interact. Like '30s speakeasy/jazz vibe and some mystery.

Don't see it if You want a traditional show, are too shy to interact, including one-on-ones in different rooms, or are not comfortable with burlesque.

Also I really enjoyed this show and think, if you are into immersive theate... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if You really want an immersive theater experience. You cannot be passive; you are rewarded when you meet the characters. You are into mystery

Don't see it if You want to sit back and relax. While there is still a show for passive theater goers, you will miss the story entirely

Also There is a constant burlesque going on, but the show really relies on ... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Masterful, Original, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in an immersive experience and can get out of your comfort zone.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with vulnerability or want traditional theater

Also Go alone! It helps you experience it more!

Delightful, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy immersive experiences, if you like to talk to performers to get a fuller story, if you like burlesque

Don't see it if you like to sit anonymously in the dark

Also Warning: you have to work at being in the experience. If you are willi... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if This show is a cool concept if you like role playing and live theater combined. The actors do a great job of staying in character.

Don't see it if If you are easily intimidated by interacting with the actors, if you dislike Avanti garde theater with nudity this is not the show for you.

Also This was a fun show to see, slightly reminiscent of Sleep No More conc... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Fun, Clever, Quirky, Sexy

See it if you have or can keep an open mind and just go with the experience; it really will take you out of Manhattan for an amusing 2 hours.

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional play, clear storyline, structure or anything linear; if you can't just be in the moment.

Also Sure, there’s always an element of costumed re-creation when audience ... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Masterful

See it if you love bizzare theater with thespians never breaking out of role playing

Don't see it if you are easily frightened by serious actors pretending to be evil

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You would enjoy a burlesque show with a bit of background story. Both male and female actors perform.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to fog machines, there was a LOT of fog.

Entertaining, Different for each audience member, Interactive, Limited seating, Like a small-scale "queen of the night"

See it if you enjoy immersive shows like "Sleep No More" & don't mind potentially being taken out of the main showroom for private interactive antics.

Don't see it if you'd rather sit and watch. It's not that kind of show, & each audience member has a different experience.

Also You could love or hate this show based on your own individual experien... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Quirky, Edgy

See it if Like a different experience.

Don't see it if If you can not tolerate heat and standing.

Entertaining, Edgy, Experimental

See it if you like burlesque and audience-participation

Don't see it if you require a solid narrative and don't like burlesque

Intense, Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever

See it if you enjoy burlesque, but know the real show is not on stage. Its the characters coming to you to gossip & whisper sad stories in your ear.

Don't see it if you find interactive theater intrusive. The building where it is staged is being renovated which works as a setting but is disconcerting.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Raunchy

See it if You wanted sleep no more but can't afford the ticket.

Don't see it if You need a linear story.

Entertaining, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if If you like interactive theatre and burlesque and are outgoing and willing to interact with the characters off the main cabaret floor.

Don't see it if You don't like burlesque or interactive theatre; or if you wish to see a more polished production.

Also Could have been MUCH better. I very much enjoyed the four piece jazz b... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Edgy, Slow, Almost good, Masterful burlesque

See it if You are interested in a show that takes burlesque very seriously, but not the plot of the story. If you enjoy the 20s underground style

Don't see it if You need to have all of the plot point explained enough so that you understand what the actual story is or if you hate seeing people naked

Quirky, Ambitious, An experience, Odd, Great music

See it if you are curious. get a few drinks and see what it has to offer. some of it is not great, but the live jazz music is excellent. I found it...

Don't see it if intriguing, but there is a lot of weirdness. it has a lot of rough edges, but the performers try hard. its not for the purist, but do go.

Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if you're curious; you know somebody in the cast; if you're partial to boobs and a**es, fog, and jazz. Take advantage of the tarot card reader.

Don't see it if you want to be blown away by talent; moved to tears; truly creeper out or placed on edge. The not knowing's always stronger than the result.

Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious, Amateurish

See it if You are curious; you like circus side shows; you do not like a conventional plot.

Don't see it if You hate sitting in dark places and if you like a more sophisticated and polished show.

Also The band was good/the singer was good/the acting was stilted and poor.... Read more Read less


See it if You like immersive theater , if you enjoy engaging the characters ,I liked the burlesque part of the show , but go in with low expectations

Don't see it if You prefer a traditional seat... They were selling "secrets" with a $10 shot, bar staff was aggressive trying to sell drinks , disappointing

Disappointing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you're not looking to see a traditional play and are mostly going for the experience of being in what's essentially a themed bar.

Don't see it if You are expecting to see an actual performance.

Also The mini performances are somewhat lacking. The atmosphere was cool an... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Raunchy, Absorbing

See it if You like burlesque, jazz, 1930s speakeasy style.

Don't see it if You like typical Broadway musical & play because this is not even close to that.

Also This show reminded me to American Horror story's Freakshow, they just ... Read more Read less

Funny, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if U have nothing better to do. Knock off immersive wanna be theater. Jekyll & Hyde tourist rip off strikes again!!

Don't see it if U don't want to see thru high school amateurish immersive theater hopefuls.

Clever, Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You are OK with not knowing what to expect and can go with the flow. You don't mind being approached/engaged by performers.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional or linear narrative with plot and character development.

Almost there, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you really want to experience immersive theatre, you would like to spend a night in a 1930's speakeasy-type bar.

Don't see it if you want something astoundingly spectacular, you want the show to perform for you rather than you pursuing the story.

Also You can tell the actors are excited about this piece, but every aspect... Read more Read less

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