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_(c) Alex Brenner, no use without credit, Parabolic - Crisis What Crisis _ New Diorama (_1

Photo by Alex Brenner

First imagined as a board game, Crisis? What Crisis? Was my first immersive show as a writer. Set in 1979 and challenging players to fix Britain’s ‘Winter of Discontent’, its dramatic potential was recognised and realised by Parabolic Theatre artistic director Owen Kingston, who co-created the show with me and served as its director.

In 2019 we premiered to rave reviews, taking over not one but two dilapidated office spaces to give audiences a uniquely interactive period experience with multiple possible endings.

In 2021, a bigger and better revival of the show launched the New Diorama Theatre’s Reset Season, once again selling out. After a sold out extension, the show closed with plans in place for a future return. 


“As madly farcical as The Thick of It...a memorable and riveting piece of theatre” 
The Daily Telegraph


“Ambitious, timely, and emotionally satisfying” 
The Stage


“Feels so real you can almost taste it”
Everything Theatre

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