The Harrowing - An Immersive Horror Experience

CoLab Factory


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From £10
Activity, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Theatre/Arts
Over 18

Splutter Theatre presents:

The Harrowing

"We the living are here for you,
We the living are your friends,
We the living won't leave you."

Splutter invites you into the basement for a spine tingling, heart stopping, secret immersive horror experience. An abandoned building. A violent death. A newly discovered haunting past. Together we will unleash the evil forces that have blighted this building for far too long, and cleanse ourselves of whatever lurks in the dank shadows. There truly is hell to pay. Don't say you weren't warned.

Drinks on sale after the show to settle your shattered nerves!

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CoLab Factory
74 Long Lane, London, SE1 4AU

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Our Review

The Harrowing - London Theatre Review

The Harrowing - London Theatre Review

Nerve-racking doesn't begin to sum up the sinister experience found at The Harrowing.  For some, the idea of hoofing it down to a web-ridden, dimly-lit basement with a bunch of strangers sounds horrific, but for me... it sounds like another...

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I appreciate some effort has gone into this "thing". However, one of the dullest theatre experience of my entire life. A NO GO. Visited CoLab Factory on 2017-03-25
by on March 27th, 2017

Disappointing... Exactly like the others said, the event was rushed and our group of about 10 people ended up in a bar while wondering if the show was still going on (it was not). The interaction was really limited, and also the plot. The show was pretty short and only one actor was involved for 90% of the time. I feel like the company could have definitely put more efforts while ideating this. Visited CoLab Factory on 2017-03-25
by on March 26th, 2017

I really enjoyed the idea of this show and parts were very well executed. However, as other reviewers have commented, the end was rushed and rather confusing. We too were left confused as to whether it had indeed ended. Overall I wasn't disappointed that I went but it wasn't as good as expected and I would be in two minds as to whether I would recommend it to someone thinking of going. That said, for the price you don't have a great deal to lose by giving it a shot. Visited CoLab Factory on 2017-03-09
by on March 18th, 2017

What a let down. Far to short. A messy finish that left everyone confused as to if it had actually ended. And no one in a group was the least bit scared. I don't wat the show the 4 star reviews saw, but it can't have been this. Visited CoLab Factory on 2017-03-16

Reply from The Harrowing - An Immersive Horror Experience

Hi Matt, Really sorry you didn't enjoy the show. As a company we're always looking for ways to improve , and make the show better as we continue on the run. If you do have any specific feed back we'd love to hear it. You can contact us at
by on March 16th, 2017

Go see this show! It was atmospheric, thrilling and the space itself is really eerie. Actors did a bloody great job, I encourage theatre lovers to go and get involved in this wonderfully creepy show.
by on March 13th, 2017

A great little experience! There were about 5 other people in the show I went to and we were all terrified just going in. The actors were brilliant and creepy! It was a fun way to spend an hour and I loved the bar at the end to chat with the other people in the experience about the show.
by on March 13th, 2017

a picture paints a thousand does this stunning piece of theatre. Splutter Theatre's use of sparse and refreshing language beautifully encapsulates what it means to produce immersive theatre that depends on the agency of its audience to thrive, and that it did. The writing was enhanced by the convincing performances, and I'd recommend this to all of my friends and families
by on March 10th, 2017

This was properly frightening - eerie setting, believable writing, great acting, interesting idea. My friends and I loved it. Definitely worth seeing if being scared is your thing or you like good experimental theatre. Visited CoLab Factory on 2017-03-09
by on March 10th, 2017

Splutter theatre are really pushing the boundaries in new immersive horror and I've not seen anything done quite like this before but it really works! Totally worth a visit- they are a company to keep an eye on, can't wait to see what they do next!
by on March 10th, 2017

Very scary indeed! Highly recommend this! Fantastic experience. Visited CoLab Factory on 2017-03-03
by on March 10th, 2017

Horrible - I wish I could say that in the Horror sense. The reality of it is that the staff is rude and really do not value the time of the people that pay tickets to go see the show. We arrived at the designated time and rang the bell for 10 minutes before someone showed and told us that we are late and cannot be admitted. What's more, the Ben Hudson, the Creative Producer of the show, later informed us that refunds or transfers are not part of policy. So wait a sec. Let's recap: - Arrived on time - Was denied entry on grounds that we are late - No refund was offered If you respect yourself as a consumer, don't support such behaviours. Visited CoLab Factory on 2017-03-09
by on March 10th, 2017
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Good intro setting the scene and people were genuinely scared throughout the performance, so it certainly has fright impact! The close felt a bit rushed but when you consider this isn't a 100 person production, the crew did as well as they could in the limited time available. Would definitely go to another CoLab event. Visited CoLab Factory on 2017-03-03
by on March 9th, 2017

SCARED THE HELL OUT OF US....and we actually like horror films. Really great story line, team of actors and set-up. Loved our experience and wont be forgetting any time soon. Agree with the review below but it's actually an element that made me enjoy it more.
by on March 6th, 2017

Great beginning and middle. Ended confusingly (we weren't sure it had ended) - otherwise would've been 5* I've been to four CoLab performances and will go to more. Just wish the ending had had slightly more closure! Visited CoLab Factory on 2017-03-04
by on March 4th, 2017

Went on opening night, was mental! A little disturbing because me and my girlfriend are both scared of the dark. Proper horrifying!
by on February 28th, 2017

Did the test night- and loved it. Without giving too much away the lift is bloody terrifying. It can only get better- and it was already so scary!
by on February 27th, 2017

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