For King and Country: 1940

  • 138 reviews
  • COLAB Factory


  • Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts and Themed Nights
  • Tickets from £35.00 - £39.00
  • 12+
  • This event has taken place.
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)


 For several weeks the invaders have been building up their forces on the coast, while the mighty German Luftwaffe have pounded the RAF into submission. As the invasion force prepares to strike north and capture London, King Edward VIII refuses the resignation of British Prime Minister Lord Halifax, triggering a constitutional crisis.

Parliament is recalled, and with all the members of both houses meeting in Westminster, a small group of backbench MPs and their families - designated survivors - are taken to a secure location south of the river Thames. They are completely unaware of the imminent events that will thrust them into the limelight, and put the fate of the country in their hands. 

You are one of those designated survivors. Can you save the British people from Hitler and his Third Reich, or will the war be over by Christmas?




Ticket Event time Cost
1940 Weekday evening
Standard Weekday evening ticket
19:30 - 22:00 £35.00
1940 Friday Evening
Standard Friday evening ticket
19:30 - 22:00 £39.00
1940 Saturday Matinee
Standard Saturday afternoon ticket
14:30 - 17:00 £35.00
1940 Sunday Matinee
Standard Sunday afternoon ticket
14:00 - 16:30 £35.00
1940 Saturday Evening
Standard Saturday evening ticket
19:30 - 22:00 £39.00



COLAB Factory, 74, Long Lane, London, SE1 4AU

Nearest Station

Borough (Tube)


Parabolic Theatre
For King and Country is immersive and interactive game-based theatre at its finest. Set in an alternate history timeline where Germany invades Britain in 1940, our shows put the audience in the driving seat of the second world war, and allow you to re-write history.  For King and Country:1940 is set during the invasion of Britain, and the audience become the new war cabinet, making decisions that will hopefully drive the enemy from our shores. Military and domestic policy become the battleground, as audience members make key strategic decisions on the placement of troops, craft propaganda speeches to boost public morale, deal with problems of civil disorder, direct covert agents behind enemy lines, and speak directly with foreign dignitaries to try and secure aid from abroad.  In For King and Country: 1944, Britain has been under German occupation for several years. The audience represent the leadership of the British resistance, working with the Americans and other allied forces to try and liberate the country. As American troops board landing craft in Ireland, ready to cross the water and land on British soil, the British resistance need to compile valuable intelligence and spread misinformation to cause maximum confusion amongst the German defenders. The audience organise a campaign of chaos behind enemy lines, breaking codes and falsifying orders, uncovering valuable intelligence and organising kidnappings and assassinations.  In both shows, we offer you an opportunity to play a defining role in history, walking in the shoes of Churchill, Roosevelt and De Galle, and making high-stakes decisions that will determine the fate of millions.  For everyone who has thought they can do a better job than most politicians, this is your opportunity to prove it. 


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