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shadowplay NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(31 Ratings)
Positive
84%
Mixed
13%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting

About the Show

Set inside the mind of Peter Pan creator, J. M. Barrie, this immersive multi-room experience invites audiences to embrace the childhood wonder they may have lost.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (31)

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181 Reviews | 33 Followers
91
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like fun interactive involvement. It was a great time had by all.

Don't see it if You are looking for a linear experience.

141 Reviews | 37 Followers
80
Clever, Delightful, Immersive, Indulgent

See it if you like small, immersive shows or have a particular interest in literature/Peter Pan.

Don't see it if you want to sit and watch a traditional show.

267 Reviews | 52 Followers
77
Immersive, Delightful, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You enjoy immersive theatre and don't mind missing part of the story, as participants are separated and only experience 1/3 of the story.

Don't see it if You don't like to participate or sit on the ground. Read more

93 Reviews | 16 Followers
77
Refreshing, Unconventional, Immersive, Entertaining, A smaller scale “sleep no more”

See it if you like theatre that’s constantly on the move, splitting up the audience and sending them to various rooms, and you’re fond of Peter Pan.

Don't see it if if you don’t want to be always moving about during a show, sometimes sitting, but often standing, and in some cases sitting on the floor. Read more

129 Reviews | 48 Followers
75
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Quirky, Clever

See it if you want an immersive-light take on Peter Pan, and it's creator - very sweet, with some very moving moments

Don't see it if overly american british accents would drive you bonkers, plus it's a new company so it's not perfect just yet - not a traditional production

291 Reviews | 716 Followers
75
Charming, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like immersive theater and the Peter Pan backstory.

Don't see it if you can't move around and crouch on the floor and you'll be bothered by some pretty thin plot elements.

1031 Reviews | 952 Followers
75
Immersive, Creative, Confusing, Fun, Solid performances

See it if you like immersive plays & a creative way to tell a full story. (sometimes immersive can mean vague plot, not here)

Don't see it if you don't like moving around and standing. You prefer a linear plot. Read more

408 Reviews | 86 Followers
74
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an immersive-lite show on a budget. It's entertaining and fun despite some flaws and limitations.

Don't see it if you want a traditional sit-down show, or are expecting an immersive show on the scale of Sleep No More or Then She Fell.

Critic Reviews (1)

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December 5th, 2018

“Though Peter plays an important role...‘Shadowplay’ is about his creator...It digs into the real-life tragedies that shaped the Neverland story...Despite the underdeveloped beginning, ‘Shadowplay’ quickly reoriented itself into a richer and more fulfilling experience. The story...was well-developed, and communicated in a way that was effective but not melodramatic...The true magic...did not come from its timing, story, or script. It came from its actors. The entire cast was exemplary.”
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