DRINK & PLAY: The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar - Comedy escape room + immersive theatre experience


  • Immersive, Something A Little Different and Theatre/Arts
  • Tickets from £18.00
  • North Laine
  • Background Music
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)


Buckbuck Games have been described as “Crystal Maze on crystal meth”, and this latest trip promises to plunge players even further down the rabbit hole!

Take on bizarre challenges in an adventure that combines immersive theatre, escape rooms, and murder mystery, with a hilariously bonkers storyline.

Teams will be led through our Brighton venue to New Wonderland with a welcoming tipple labelled ‘Drink Me’!

***** "I loved the characters, hunting, blackmailing... it was WOW.  

One of the best and funniest immersive hunting experiences I've done."  

Joanne Mortlock - Love Popups London



The Baron will welcome you to New Wonderland, boasting jobs and opportunity for all with precious ‘golds’. However, Russell the smoking caterpillar, has locked up everyone’s golds, and himself! 

Teams are enlisted as 'Wonderhunters', paid in golds to pursue Russell's clues.

***** "Brought out a competitive, ambitious, and corrupt streak I never knew I had!  Not to be missed, you will never look at yourself in the mirror the same way again!"

Karima Setohy - Wonderland Festival



This fun fuelled story holds a looking glass up to our own world, fondly referred to as ‘Aliceland’!

Roam through New Wonderland with multiple opportunities to trade, collect, spend and gamble golds through interactive performances and escape room challenges. 

Each game is for up to 24 players, broken into smaller teams of 2-5 exploring various avenues over the hour-long experience.

You'll come across characters such as Beadle Dum, who’s marbles were lost at a particularly mad Mad Hatter's party, Poppy Stamp, the bashful beauty with no tongue, and Tumeric Gin, the alchemist who lost her beloved dodo.

Will you discover Beadle's lost marbles?

Poppy's tongue?

Tumeric's yearning for true happiness?

Or simply serve the Baron's New Wonderland wealth?

Whichever path you choose, watch out for the dreaded Serpent! Anything can happen in this brand new gaming format, and often does.

***** “12 of us visited as part of our agency Xmas bash and had a total blast. It's a wonderfully weird experience totally made by the great actors who welcome you into their bizarre world.”

Tom Skinner – Design My Night



This live gaming experience will be making limited appearances in the heart of Brighton.
Each ticket includes a drink and one hour of interactive theatrical gaming. 

Exclusive dates for your function are also available via Buckbuckgames.com

***** “Amazing experience! Went with my boyfriend and we had so much fun! The characters, the atmosphere, and the participants, everything was perfect.”

Marieta – Design My Night


If you hunger for the curiouser and curiouser, enlist your team for this fun fuelled hunt that is bound to have you forgetting the world you were in!




Ticket Event time Cost
7pm -Game THURSDAY
1 hour interactive theatrical game + drink included. Please arrive 20 minutes before your start time to receive your Wonderhunter's pack.
19:00 - 20:00 £18.00
8:30pm - Game THURSDAY
1 hour interactive theatrical game + drink included. Please arrive 20 minutes before your start time to receive your Wonderhunter's pack.
20:30 - 21:30 £18.00



27, Gloucester Place, BN1 4AA


North Laine


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1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.
13. All T&C's on Buckbuck Games website apply.

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