Audiences are set to find themselves in the midst of a nuclear war in Jason Chong’s The Bunker at this year’s Adelaide Fringe.
Hosted by the award-winning comedian whose career spans two decades the show promises a highly interactive experience in a survival of the fittest.
“I’ve wanted to do this show for years, but it was always too weird,” Jason says. “But after the year we’ve had, I realised the 2021 Fringe was going to be weird and I had the perfect show.
“I’m a bunker salesman. The audience is there to learn about bunkers. But as the show starts, we find out an actual nuclear war has started, and the bombs start dropping in less than an hour. The demo bunker is only big enough for half of the audience, so we need to figure out who gets in, and who has to face the apocalypse on the surface.”
Across five creepy venues, Jason creates an immersive performance at Ayers House in the city, Glenelg, Prospect, Port Adelaide, and The Bridgewater Mill.
“After performing for a week in the city I’m taking it to the suburbs and have found some incredible, unique venues to perform in, like air raid shelters, basements and men’s sheds,” he says.
But just when you think the chaos is over, the show continues even after audiences go home.
“There’s a super-secret special event on the last weekend of Fringe when the bunker doors reopen and all the winning bunker residents from the season face off against each other,” Jason says.
This immersive experience is perfect for people who love adventure parties with a theatrical twist that only Adelaide Fringe can offer.
“It’s an interactive show, so you have to be ready for that. People who love escape rooms but are looking for something even more immersive [will enjoy the show],” Jason says.
The Bunker will be showing across the five venues from the 19 February to 6 March 2021.
Tickets can be purchased HERE