Originally developed for Underbelly Arts Festival through PACT’s Vacant Room residency, You Can Have It All is a three-room immersive televisual experience about what most of us have been doing over the last few months: bingeing seasons of television at home.
“I wanted to begin with something that’s a massive part of our culture, which this year’s circumstances have only made clearer, ” says the project’s director, Laurence Rosier Staines. “You first step into a room with a flat-screen television where a young woman is catching you up on the latest plot twists of a show she’s watching. By the end, two rooms later, you’ve been part of something transporting that you never expected.”
The show – coming to Sydney’s Potts Point in November – is equal parts art installation and escape room, where audiences step into a world of lurid drama, blackmail, love triangles, murder and romance.
It is designed for one person at a time, resulting in a unique experience tailor-made for each individual.
After buying tickets, attendees will be informed where exactly to meet in Potts Point (a 10-minute walk from Kings Cross Station) and the show will take it from there. The location is a “ gorgeous Art Deco apartment ” but the creators wish it to remain secret until the shows begins.