by Rob Watt
In the damp, spooky tunnels under Waterloo station, a new immersive experience brings RL Stine's spine-tingling stories to life. A trail takes young adventurers on an eerie adventure through Professor Molloy's Museum of the Weird - but be careful don't wake Slappy the puppet up.
Adapting such an iconic series of books and transforming them into a spine tingling immersive adventure was an awesome challenge. I wanted to create an experience that allowed children, and adults alike, a breath-taking journey through some of the most gruesome stories R L Stine created. It was important that we produced the right balance of scares, oddness and laughter; that when you leave Professor Molly’s Museum of the Weird you have defeated the monsters you were scared of.
It should feel like going on a rollercoaster; the anticipation of queueing up, the fear building as you slowly rise up the first incline, the exhilaration of doing the loop the loop, the relief when you have finished, and the weird feeling of wanting to do it all over again.
So, strap in, hold your breath and don’t scream too loudly!
Writer / Director - Rob Watt
Casting Director - Anne Vosser
Designer - Samuel Wyer
Associate Designers - Darling & Edge
Special Artwork - Tim Jacobus
Sound Design - Daffyd Gough
Costume Design - Susan Kulkarni
Composers - The Tiger Lillies
Production Manager - Andy George
Graphic Design - Booments.Com
Professor Molloy - Adanna Oji
Karloff Menace - David Chittenden
Karloff Menace - John Conway
Boon Dixon - Alicia Barban
Boone Dixon - Dylan Tate
Chuck Green - Ross Mcloeod
Audience Plant & Body Squeezer - Luisa Guerreiro
Michael Munroe & Slappy - Gordon Millar
Scarecrow & Slappy - Luke Chadwick-Jones