Underling, you have been summoned. This September, Secret Squirrel Productions — the c̶a̶b̶a̶l̶ c̶o̶v̶e̶n̶ group responsible for Underground Cinema — are tearing open a portal to hell with an immersive dining experience at a secret location in Melbourne. Dinner will be six courses. Pray you aren't one of them.
Secret Squirrel, Melbourne's kings of immersive theatre and film experiences, have flung previous audiences back in time to ancient Rome, flogged them through a crash-course in zombie apocalypse survival and set them free inside Hannibal Lecter's debauched mind-palace. This time, Creative Director Tamasein Holyman says she wants to "engross guests in a world of raw, dark beauty and absinthe-fuelled dreams" with a six-course banquet.
The Feast of the Deceiver is an ancient and secret ritual — but here's what would-be acolytes of the Order should know. The feast will run over three nights on September 8, 9 and 10 with b̶l̶o̶o̶d̶l̶e̶t̶t̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ performances lasting from 7-10pm. The six-course degustation will combine game-play, problem-solving and live theatre. The dress code is black formal. The location is secret and will only be revealed 24 hours prior to the event.
If you've been looking for a way to make the voices stop, this could be your chance. But remember — the demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse you. He will try to trick you. Don't listen to him. But do go to dinner.
Tickets to Feast of the Deceiver go on sale at 1pm this Wednesday, August 10. You can buy tickets and find out more info here.