Fancy yourself as a bit of a criminal mastermind? Now you can put your theory to the test at immersive experience The Perfect Crime. Part escape room, part theatre, it’s the latest creation from Rogue Productions (the same team behind Heist and Time Run) and it’s open now at Theatre Deli just behind Liverpool Street station.
The premise is based on a real life heist – the theft of Rembrandt’s The Storm on the Sea of Galilee from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990, which has never been recovered (this is also the subject of a documentary on Netflix in case you want to really do your research). In this scenario however, the painting has an FBI reward of $1 million and a black market value of $100 million and someone knows where it is.
It’s over to you to break into a safe house, find the blueprints, crack the vault codes and steal the artwork back, all whilst dodging the security guards, but will you turn it over to the authorities or take your chances and flog it yourself? Once you’ve pulled off the heist, you can debrief in the Rogues Gallery bar over a couple of cocktails and maybe even get planning your next big job….
Theatre Delicatessen, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PA