Tom Felton will star as Guy Fawkes in a new immersive attraction that explores the Gunpowder Plot at the Tower of London.
he Harry Potter star, 34, will play the notorious criminal who was executed after attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.
The new virtual experience – The Gunpowder Plot – aims to transport visitors back in time to this historical moment through a combination of live theatre, virtual reality and multi-sensory special effects.
Exciting news !! I will portray the infamous Guy Fawkes in The Gunpowder Plot. I had an incredible time helping to put together this immersive virtual experience. Opening on May 20th !! pic.twitter.com/aBI8YJ5dkc
— Tom Felton (@TomFelton) April 7, 2022
Felton will lead the attraction’s digital cast, with the actor noting that he had an “incredible time helping to put together this immersive virtual experience.”
At the attraction, visitors undertake a mission to infiltrate the conspirators, earn their trust, and then join them.
It will take place in a specially designed, immersive theater space in the vaults of the Tower of London, which was last open to the public two decades ago.
The vaults are located beneath the infamous Tower Hill compound, where much of the prelude to the gunpowder plan took place before Fawkes’ torture and eventual death.
Hannah Price will serve as the project’s creative director and will be written by Danny Robins, who also wrote the supernatural thriller 2:22 – A Ghost Story, which Felton will add to the cast when it hits theaters for a new season.
Robins described the experience as having “someone made a brilliant film version of The Gunpowder Plot and it came to life around you and exploded in your face as bits of Jacobean London flew out at you”.
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The immersive attraction Gunpowder Plot opens at the Tower of London on May 20th.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tom-felton-to-play-guy-fawkes-in-new-immersive-attraction-at-tower-of-london-41531704.html Tom Felton plays Guy Fawkes in a new captivating attraction at the Tower of London