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Dive Into An Immersive Theatre Experience


Swimming is one of the most beloved activities in the world. Whether it's outdoors in rivers, lakes or the sea, or indoors in a swimming pool, people are drawn to the water. There's just something about being submerged in water that makes us feel alive and connected to nature. That's why 'Escape from Fort Lagoon' - Wake the Beast's and Submersion Productions immersive outdoor theatre piece that incorporates swimming, will be a fun, enlightening and memorable experience.


Imagine a theatrical production that takes place both on land and in the water - a game of cat and mouse, where the audience is split into teams of up to eight people and tasked with solving a series of puzzles and challenges that will help them unlock the next part of the story. All as they progress through a series of theatrical encounters, using app technology, eventually escaping into water!


We asked Jude Jagger, the Creative Producer, what the audience can expect?

Why should people come and participate in 'Escape from Fort Lagoon'?

If you are interested in the environment, escape rooms, adventures and swimming then you should come to this show! It’s a mash-up of lots of genres and will be really fun to take part in!


What can you expect when you Escape from Fort Lagoon?

A sense of achievement, joy from being in the water and positivity from laughing your way round the adventure!


How does swimming makes you feel?

Swimming makes me feel free – I especially loved swimming when I was pregnant as it made me feel weightless! I find swimming in a pool very meditative just going up and down and find I get a lot of my thinking done while I swim! When swimming outdoors I feel very connected to nature and calm, even if the water is a bit cold! Imagining a world where you aren’t allowed to swim (like Fort Lagoon does) is quite terrifying and sadly is becoming more of a reality unless we do something before its too late.


Imagining a world where you aren't allowed to swim is part of the inspiration behind 'Escape from Fort Lagoon' and it's important to note that access to unpolluted open air water is becoming increasingly rare. Pollution from human activity, including littering, industrial waste and agricultural runoff, is turning many rivers, lakes and oceans into toxic environments that are dangerous for both humans and wildlife. That's why it's important to be able to swim in unpolluted open air water when it's available and to advocate for policies and practices that protect our waterways.


In addition to outdoor swimming, access to a local swimming pool is also important for our well-being. Swimming is a low-impact exercise that can improve health and reduce stress. It's also a great way to socialise and build community. However, not everyone has access to a swimming pool, which is why it's important to support public swimming facilities and programs that make swimming accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or income.


An immersive outdoor theatre event that incorporates swimming is a unique and thrilling experience for those who love swimming and being outdoors. It's important to appreciate the beauty and majesty of nature's waterways while also advocating for policies and practices that protect them. Everyone should have access to safe, clean water for swimming, whether it's in an outdoor body of water or a local swimming pool. Swimming is a valuable form of exercise and socialising that should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or income.

To take part in 'Escape from Fort Lagoon', book your place now! Tickets are only £12, with 50% of the booking fee going to the charity, Surfers Against Sewage. It takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend in May along the banks of the River Lark, Mildenhall, Suffolk, and over Father's Day Weekend in June, in Barrow Park, Barrow-in-Furness.


This event is perfect for families with older children, groups of friends and colleagues.



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