Thunderbirds: Beyond the Horizon announced
New live theatrical event for the hit TV series premieres this November
ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), in collaboration with Limelight Productions and ebp (Emma Brunjes Productions), have unveiled the world premiere of a new live interactive theatrical event, Thunderbirds: Beyond the Horizon.
Based on the original series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, audiences are invited to enter the secret world of International Rescue in this theatrical event created by the teams behind Alice’s Adventures Underground, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Secret Cinema: Back to The Future and The Game’s Afoot.
Trudi Hayward, SVP Global Head of Merchandise at ITVS GE said: “This is an exciting new iteration of the Thunderbirds brand that will allow visitors to actually be immersed in the secret world of International Rescue, and we know that the experts at Limelight Productions and ebp will bring that world to life in incredible and remarkable ways through this interactive theatrical experience.”
Taking place at brand new venue The Buzz, performances will begin 7 November 2018. The Buzz is the first venue of its kind, and is being specifically built for immersive theatre at Mercato Metropolitano in Borough, SE1, London. In addition to the live interactive theatre show, there will be retail and dining offerings for visitors, creating a fully immersive entertainment destination.
Richard Lewis from Limelight Productions added: “Three years ago, I began a journey with ITV which will culminate this autumn in the opportunity to experience the world of International Rescue. Having watched the original series as a boy the iconic countdown, “5-4–3–2–1… Thunderbirds are Go!“ is enough to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. My ambition has always been to have our audience experience the visceral feeling of being rescued by a Thunderbird. It’s not an easy task, so much so that we have had to build our own venue in London to do so! Our extraordinarily experienced creative team is bursting with ideas and passion to make my ambition our reality. I can’t wait!”