The Lapworth Experiment

The Lapworth Museum of Geology
Thursday 4 November (18:00) - Saturday 6 November 2021 (20:00)

Aerona Moore, Learning and Public Engagement Manager at the Lapworth Museum of Geology


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The Lapworth Experiment

The Lapworth Experiment

To celebrate the re-opening of the Lapworth, the museum is hosting its annual William Murdoch lecture, a prestigious event celebrating the museums cultural and scientific importance. However, before the lecture can begin, a stranger enters the building, claiming to be a time traveller from an alternative timeline, where there is no COVID, no poverty and the transatlantic slave trade never happened. We are in a divergent timeline created in error during a previous trip. A dystopia she must correct, will you help her fix the past to save the future?

An immersive theatre adventure, combining escapes rooms and performance The Lapworth Experiment explores our relationships to museums and what we deem to be worthy of curation and how our understanding of the past shapes how we see the present.

Created by award-winning writer and producer Matthew Gabrielli, he describes his work as ‘telling tales & having adventures’. He previously produced a theatre escape room for Lapworth Lates back in 2019.

Tickets are free but booking is essential. Book your tickets here.

Performance dates:

  • Thursday 4 Nov 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
  • Friday 5 Nov 6pm,7pm, 8pm
  • Saturday 6 Nov, 6pm,7pm, 8pm


Dr Bradbury played by Tom Crowhurst

Dr Octavia played by Taja Luegaezor Christian

Project Coordination by Luke Merritt

Written & Directed by Matthew Gabrielli

Funded by Arts Council England

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