Always dreamed of negotiating the Crystal Maze in a lurid jumpsuit before wildly snatching at tickets in the Crystal Dome? Well, in March 2016 this will be a thing you can actually do.
Following an immensely successful crowdfunding campaign which saw an events company raise £930,000, a full-scale replica of the cult 90s Channel 4 game show is being built in a 30,000 square ft venue near Kings Cross in London.
It will open to the public on 15 March, 2016, with tickets costing £50 per person.
The traditional Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic Zones will be there, along with the iconic Crystal Dome.
There will also be a bar and street food vendors, because hey, it’s London.
The set is being designed by Steve Scott, who worked on Titanic and Die Another Day, and original TV show creator Malcolm Hayworth is helping Little Lion Entertainment realise their dream.
“It has been non-stop working on this for six months. I think people may have seen the crowd funding campaign back in June and then heard nothing and assumed it had all fizzled out,” said company member Tom Lionett-Maguire.
“But we have had difficulties with venue, with set, with all of it. But now we are finally here with a venue and work starting on the Maze and an opening date. It is exciting stuff.”
“It has taken us by surprise how much people seem to be behind the idea. It shows how many people were fans of it and how much of a demand there is so something different to do in London.”
There is no word yet on whether original trenchcoat-wearing host Richard O'Brien will be involved.
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