Grimm Tales at the Oxo Tower

Grimm Tales


When I was in year 7 I was first introduced to the works of Phillip Pullman with my first copy of Northern Lights and have been obsessed ever since.

I have been making more trips to the theatre over the past two years than I have since I moved to London eight years ago but I have never been to an immersive experience before so as cliche as it sounds, I didn't know what to expect. Being thrown into a play rather than sitting at the sidelines was incredible and appears to becoming a bit of a trend in the theatre scene.

Grimm Tales Oxo Tower

Grimm Tales Oxo Tower


Held in the Bargehouse just behind the Oxo Tower, Grimm Tales made me jump from the moment we walked in. A given really considering I don't like the dark or random loud noises. Wimp. You automatically feel transported into another world as a result, combined with a self playing piano and random constructions out of random pieces of furniture.

Grimm Tales Oxo Tower
From Charlie, Distracted 
From Charlie, Distracted


Charlie, Distracted and I joined the white group and were guided across different levels and rooms by the actors themselves, and spent the first part of the show arms linked and prepared to be scared.

We were told some tales we knew and some we didn't, we all know Hansel and Gretal but did you know about the Princess who's father wanted to marry her or the original version of the Princess and the Frog?

Following the performance we were told to explore and had so much fun doing so, with Charlie climbing into Hansel's cage announcing 'it's actually quite roomy, I don't know what he was complaining about', me finding a wardrobe leading to 'Narnia'... actually, that's a lie. It lead to a dark room that I was too scared to go into and then jumped out of my skin, a screaming wuss on the floor at a talking mirror THAT I KNEW WAS THERE, much to Charlie's amusement.

Completely unaware, the stories of the Brothers Grimm continued around us as we witnessed Snow White and her Prince running away from her glass coffin surrounded by candles and apples.

Grimm Tales Oxo Tower

Annoyingly I can't tell you to go and see it as it has now ended but I have just learnt from Charlie that it's rumoured to return in another London location so keep your eyes and ears open for any whispers.



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  1. You being scared shitless by that mirror was one of the funniest things I've seen in quite a while!
    Cx
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    1. AND I KNEW THE BLOODY THING WAS COMING. I'm so glad you get a thrill out of my terror. Every. Time.

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  2. Ooo I wish I'd caught this!

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    1. Well apparently it's going to come back at some point in another location so you might be able to go soon! I hope you can.

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