Pop up pie shops, old majestic town halls, weird floating jetties: now a dark, dirty tunnel shaft joins the list of quirky venues to host plays in the capital. In June ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’ will be staged in Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his dad Marc’s famous tunnel shaft, which once connected the outside world to the first ever underwater tunnel – the Thames tunnel. The piece tells of the day that the Brunels hosted a party for 170 people in the tunnel shaft as a PR exercise to try to smooth over their recent construction disasters. As it’s the world premiere, your guess is as good as ours as to whether the drama will be good, but at the very least, it’ll be a night of underground drama.
‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’ runs from June 8-14. Tickets are £20.