Confessions of a Serial Killer – Episode 3

After a busy Christmas/New Year season, the team here is now hard at work laying the groundwork for our third Darkly Themed Theatre Show, set in the Confessions of a Serial Killer universe.

Audience reactions to our first two shows were nothing short of spectacular. Every night something new and unexpected always occurred, leaving audience and actors alike buzzed with adrenaline.

For those unfamiliar with our brand of Interactive Theatre Shows, here is a brief synopsis of the first two episodes.

Confessions of a Serial Killer - Episode One

Confessions of a Serial Killer
Deep in the heart of the bush, a serial killer offers to confess his crimes; but only in front of witnesses. Is it genuine or a dark and twisted game of cat and mouse?

Female of the Species - Episode Two

Female of the Species
A priest, a murder, suspects, and a crime scene set in an insane asylum and a young woman wrongly accused of murder? Can you solve the mystery? Or will time run out...on you?

The unique aspect of Dark Stories Theatre Shows is that audiences are part of the narrative of the story. Audience interaction, under actor guidance, is needed to move the story along, with audience choices impacting events within the story, and the outcome.

With episode three on the drawing board, I can reveal that the entire series is now mapped out, with just the finalization of scripts to complete, and a small matter of sourcing the appropriate venues.

Opening Night

This series is limited to a single figure number of episodes, although I'll keep you in the dark about the precise amount at this stage. And no need to worry if you've missed an episode - we always make sure that each episode works as a standalone story. Although the more shows you've seen, the deeper you're understanding and enjoyment of the overall arc and underlying themes are going to be.

Inmate

But a question for the reader if I may? This production will go live in June-July, depending on your location. Would you have an interest in pre-purchasing tickets at a heavily discounted rate?

Full price tickets to these shows are $45, so I would think a super early discount price should be something reasonably substantial, say a 50% discount ($22.50). We may even include a special preview night just for early bird ticket purchases as an added perk.

We're happy to make such tickets transferrable or refundable should circumstances arise that stop you from being able to see the show too.

Anyway, let me know what you think in the comments section or via the contact us page. If there is sufficient interest, then we'll proceed with creating an advance ticket sales page.

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Quiz – Life and Crimes of Newcastle’s Convict History

One of our lovely Tour Hosts, Sara, has put together a little quiz to test your knowledge of Newcastle's history. Try it out and see how you fare. If you don't think you know anything, then you might discover some exciting things about the city's past. Take a chance, and let's find out much Novocastrian and Australian historical knowledge you have!

Dark Stories True Crime Tours Quiz

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What is a Dark Stories Crime Tour in 2019?

People who attend our events whether it be a True Crime Tour, a Theatre Show or even just a Social Night Out often wonder about the company name and what we do?

With a name like Dark Stories then is the company all about scaring the pants off our customers. Not necessarily.

The reason we chose a name like Dark Stories is because we didn’t want to limit ourselves to one specific genre. We’re attracted to the darkness that naturally gets incorporated into out True Crime tours but we were also keen on creating live interactive theatre shows where we really could scare the customers but in a somewhat safe environment.

The True Crime Tours are really aimed for the purist who wants to learn about real life situations that include a twist, then a twist, then another twist and then a huge twist. The stories are all true but have been put through their paces so that each story on tour delivers a unique experience – our true crime tours are a real journey into another world.

Our Dark Stories Theatre Shows take you into a fictional world where anything can happen. Audiences are written into the story so you are not just passively watching the story unfold. You are in the story in which the characters may appeal for your help, you can ask them questions to make sure their story stacks up and yes there might even be the occasional jump scare.

To summarize our regular weekly crime tours could be pinned down to the following questions.

What is a Dark Stories True Crime tour?

A Dark Stories True Crime Tour will give you a great combination of true crime stories at the same time as revisiting the scenes of historical crimes past. You’ll get to enjoy awesome city views and uncover hidden alleyways and locations you never knew existed.

Who are Dark Stories?

Dark Stories is an event company that specialises in delivering city based True Crime Tours. The company also dabbles in delivering live interactive theatre events which include dark themes.

Are Dark Stories Tours scary?

Dark Stories Tours touch on the darker side of the city’s history but their tours do not include jump scares. The stories include all the elements of human nature ranging from light to dark. Each story is unique and completely true. If you’re looking to be scared then book in for a Dark Stories Theatre Show.

Where are the Dark Stories True Crime Tours hosted?

The True Crime Tours run all year round with additional tours running the summer holiday months. Tours are currently running in Newcastle, Sydney and Maitland.