Sinking into the bath, feeling the water rise around you. Diving into the pool, breaking the surface and passing into another world. One that's all around us, a kind of noticeable density that you can feel against the skin.
Light is different – more diffuse. Sound is warped, becoming strange. You can feel ripples, movements through the medium, feeling other people without touching them though they're some distance away.
It's a whole different world – and you're no fish, are you? You can feel the difference, because you know somewhere else, somewhere unusual, with a different set of rules. When the rules are different, new possibilities occur, just because things operate in a different way than you are used to.
You can rise and fall, supported by this new environment, by its very density you can accomplish movements you would never be able to perform in the world from which you came.
Immersive theatre provides you with that other world – a whole different place to interact with. A narrative that keeps you close, that you can feel, touch and hear without the artificial distinction of audience and player.
It's time to learn to swim.