A Sherlock Escape Room Is Opening in London
Get ready to don your deerstalker cap and start thinking like a detective: An escape room based on the hit television series Sherlock is coming to London this October, Entertainment Weekly reports.
In this hands-on challenge, titled “Sherlock: The Game is Now,” teams of four to six people will have 90 minutes to solve puzzles and mysteries on sets modeled after scenes from the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring series. There will even be exclusive videos featuring characters from the franchise, Steven Moffat, co-creator of the TV series, told Entertainment Weekly.
“There is some of the Sherlock cast in it—obviously not turning up on a daily basis, with their costumes, because they’re quite expensive,” Moffat said. “But, yes, you will see new footage of them, never seen before!”
Co-creator Mark Gatiss (who also plays the character of Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft) says the game will make players feel like they’re immersed in the world of Sherlock.
“It’s as close as you can get to being in an episode of Sherlock without becoming an actor, working for years of disappointment, and gradually dragging your weary carcass into the show!,” Gatiss said.
The game, which will be the first official Sherlock-themed escape room, is being created by the escape room extraordinaires at Time Run, in partnership with KIN Partners and Sherlock producer Hartswood Films. The exact location has yet to be announced, but the game will be based in central London. Creators are considering bringing it to other international locations, which is great news for Sherlock fans worldwide who have been anxiously waiting to learn whether the show will return. (The jury's still out on that, but if it does, it looks like it will be a while.)
Tickets to the "The Game is Now" can be booked here, and you can watch a teaser for the escape room below.
[h/t Entertainment Weekly]