Dulwich Park’s first ‘time-travel agency’ is up and running as part of the Dulwich Festival, in which people can take part in a virtual trail and see a live show this weekend, writes Alex Yeates…
The Multiple Myrtle Mysteries one hour interactive treasure hunt is free and takes participants across Dulwich Park and its history as they solve clues.
All you need to take part in the hunt to find unstuck time-traveler Myrtle is a smartphone with internet access and comfortable walking shoes.
Emma Tompkins, a producer, said: “The Trail is a great way to be part of the Multiple Myrtle Mysteries project.
“As an Endless Horizons Research Team member (or trail goer) you can help Smith piece together the clues of Myrtle’s time travelling and find out about some lesser known moments in Dulwich’s history at the same time.
“It gets you involved in the story and means when you come to the show on the 15th you know you’re a fully-fledged Endless Horizons LTD team member.”
The trail will take people around Dulwich Park to solve clues at historical sites such as an old silent cinema studio where participants will have to find out what Myrtle is saying on film.
There is a family-friendly live performance on Sunday May 15, with the actors from the virtual hunt in the park starting at 4pm.
The event is made by The Milo Wladek Co. with the comedic sci-fi plot was written by Joseph Wilde.
Simon Ryninks, the director, said: “For The Multiple Myrtle Mysteries, we’re working with Dulwich residents, combining film, performance and puzzles, to explore the area’s past.
“We’re proud to call this a bonkers project and we can’t wait to be let loose on Dulwich.”
The project was commissioned by Southwark Council and The Arts Council and was made with the support of Dulwich Society and Dulwich Park Friends, Kingswood Estate Community Centre and a host of local community members.
To take part in the trial visit www.endlesshorizonsltd.com/helpmeon your smartphone.