Merchant Quest is one of our immersive games. It’s theatre, played out in multiple locations in a town. The audience, in small groups, follow clues, meet weird and wonderful characters, spies and villians. Ultimately, usually to save the day – in some way or other!
It’s maximum craic, and a great way to experience theatre for everyone involved.
Merchant Quest was commissioned by Newry and Mourne District Council for Newry’s annual City of Merchant’s Festival. In it, the merchant has been kidnapped by a profiteering property developer, just before his wedding to his childhood sweetheart. The agents must find him, before it’s too late.
Games use all sorts of locations, local businesses, bus stations, hidden nooks and crannies of a town. So everyone gets involved. It brings a town to life, and opens up places to members of the public.
Merchant Quest has been played twice, and we hope to return for another day of quest in lovely Newry.