The Mirror Trap

Event Details


Physicist Paul Gato had been through a lot. His colleagues called the police, concerned for his safety. His neighbours reported loud bangs and strange sounds coming from his flat. When they finally battered down the door, they found some sort of home-made gun, two mirrors, a vial of LSD and a diary full of ramblings and Feynman diagrams, but Paul had disappeared. In his diary, Gato wrote that the most dangerous thing in the world was to be ‘trapped between mirrors’. Gato had lost his mind but perhaps found something else. Dare you take part in his final experiment?

The Mirror Trap is a short headphone play/experience/installation/horror story about psychology and quantum physics.
Previous audience members have described it as “weird”, “trippy”, “deeply unsettling” and “terribly sad”. It is quite meditative in tone, so don’t expect any jump scares. Some may find some of the content triggering.

After the show there will be a discussion with its creator, Simon Watt, physicist Harry Cliff and psychologist Julia Shaw.

Suitable for ages 14+

FREE – but pre-booking is essential

This event will take place via Zoom. All ticket holders will be contacted with details of how to access the zoom link and instructions on how to take part, prior to the event.

Attendees will need the following items for this event:
– a computer or phone that can use zoom to hear the audio and interact with the visuals.
– headphones
– a chair, you should be seated
– a mirror you can look into while taking part. If possible a second mirror directly behind you, parallel to the first with you in the middle, though I understand this will be unlikely for most people who are taking part.  THIS IS CRITICAL, YOU CANNOT BUILD THE TRAP UNLESS YOU HAVE A MIRROR.
– a whiteboard marker or other marker you can use on the mirror

Please see ticket and joining instructions for further details

The Mirror Trap