Tickets go on sale today for Future Cinema’s latest Valentine venture, Casablanca

A scene from Casablanca

A scene from Casablanca - Credit: Archant

Tickets for the latest show by the creators of Secret Cinema have gone on sale today.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the experience will bring to life the enduring tale of love, exile and adventure in the iconic romantic movie Casablanca. While the hugely popular and innovative Secret Cinema role-play concept usually sees mystery films screened in secret locations, Future Cinema productions are not top secret - but offer the same immersive theatre experience.

Prior to a screening the movie is brought to life as actors recreate the film setting, and previous productions include Ghostbusters, Bugsy Malone and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

This time around the stage will be set at The Troxy, a 1930s cinema in Whitechapel, which will be transformed into Ricks Café Americain in 1941 Casablanca.

The café has become a haven for refugees trying to purchase illicit papers for America to flee the fast approaching Second World War, which is already raging in Europe.

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The audience will be invited to join Rick and Ilsa on a whirlwind of mystery, romance and espionage and gather around Sam’s Piano to join in the chorus of the Marseillaise, dance to Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra, dine at the Blue Parrot Café with food by Moro, search for the secret bars and discover secret bands, explore the vivid and wild Casablanca and re-live the story as never before.

The show runs at The Troxy in Commercial Road, Whitechapel from February 14 to March 3.

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Applications for identity papers opened today at, which are priced at £25 or £20 for concessions.

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