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The Grift – a new immersive experience with a twist

Posted on January 19, 2018 by James

Part theatre and part game – a night to remember at London’s iconic Town Hall Hotel

The Grift, an immersive part game, part theatre experience – is coming to the UK in 2018. The site-specific experience will première on Tuesday 23rd January, in the historic Town Hall Hotel in London’s Bethnal Green.

The intimate evening will host 50 people per show and participants will be dropped right in the middle of an adventure where they will be trained in the art of the con. Guests will meet characters, solve clues, have a masterclass from the ultimate grifter and be trained to pull off one final swindle – to take down a renowned criminal mastermind.

This fun immersive evening tests your intelligence with scams such as: The Pig In The Poke, The Round-The Corner and The Money Swap, There’s a delicious free cocktail to go alongside the con that takes place in the bar. And the evening culminates with the ultimate challenge –  to take down an evil genius at his own game. All will be revealed on the night!

To go alongside the live experience The Grift-goers are invited to dine at The Corner Room where they will feast on dishes including Vacherin fondue, grilled cabbages & trompettes, slow cooked venison shoulder, Delica pumpkin & nuts and for a sweet treat warm chocolate mousse with hazelnut ice cream. The perfect evening to be enjoyed with a group of friends and also with that special someone.

Writer-director Tom Salamon said: “I’m thrilled to be returning to the ‘seen-it- all’ sophisticated audiences of London, they’re up for anything and love to get involved and play along and I think we’re giving them something entirely unique that they haven’t experienced before.”

Notes to Editors:

Listings Info:

Danielle Tarento presents… The Grift. A practice in the art of deception. Written and directed by Tom Salamon.


Town Hall Hotel Patriot Square Bethnal Green London E2 9NF


Tuesday 23 January – Sunday 25 March

Show schedule:

Tuesday – Friday at 8pm Saturday at 2pm, 5pm, 8pm Sunday at 2pm, 5pm

Press performances :

Friday 26 January at 8pm

Saturday 27 January at 2pm, 5pm & 8pm Sunday 28 January at 2pm & 5pm Tuesday 30 January at 8pm

All reviews are strictly embargoed to 10pm Tuesday 30 January


All ticket prices includes a free cocktail during the show

Ticket only:

Previews (23 – 25 January) £32

Tuesday – Thursday at 8pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm £42 Friday at 8pm, Saturday art 5pm & 8pm, Sunday at 5pm £48

Regular Meal Deals:

(includes a two-course set menu meal in the Corner Restaurant) Previews (23 – 25 January) £54

Tuesday – Thursday at 8pm,

Saturday & Sunday at 2pm £64

Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, £70

Premium Meal Deals

(includes a glass of champagne on arrival, a two-course set menu meal in the Corner Restaurant and a programme signed by the cast) Previews (23 – 25 January) £69

Tuesday – Thursday at 8pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm £79

Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, £85

Box office:

Today Tix: direct booking URL

All tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Online booking will close 2 hours before each performance.

Meal deal must be purchased a minimum of 48 hours in advance.


Twitter: @TheGriftUK Facebook: TheGriftUK

For further information please contact:

Stef Moorhouse

26 Ganton Street



T: +44 (0)207 439 9127

M: +44 (0)7950 204 209


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