Ctrl Room :_

Theatre (drama, immersive)

  • Army @ The Fringe - Drill Hall
  • 20:30
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Black Hound Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Audience required to walk or move around during the performance, Scenes of violence, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


The face of warfare has changed again. Advances in technology have moulded the battlefield and triggered changes to the Laws of War, placing civilians at the heart of military decision making. As tech giant Polemos seeps its way into the world's militaries, a civil uprising gives birth to a rebel force. Immerse yourself in the battlefield of the future and make real-time decisions in the heat of war. Save lives or take them, all from the apparent safety of the control room. Join the fight. In a world where technology rules, you are vital.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Audiences will be checked in at street level before making their way down a flight of stairs to our courtyard waiting area. From here, there is level access to the Drill Hall space. Exit is via another flight of stairs leading from the building to the pavement.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dorian 32 days ago

My son's Fringe highlight. A really smart and exciting production with challenging tasks and strategy games, fine acting and real ideas behind it. Loved it.

Kai 34 days ago

Wishing I could give more than five stars! Thought provoking, full of adrenaline and very immersive. Be willing to explore difficult themes and to become part of the story. The cast are super talented and passionate and the sets are amazing. I went back to play the other room and would highly recommend seeing both rooms! You get to do a lot in an hour but I still wish it had lasted longer :D

Hedda Bird 34 days ago

Fascinating experience…not something I would normally choose - yet was completely engrossed. Very sorry when it was over. Need to juggle my plans so I can go again and be in the other room. Apparently there are 100s of different versions depending on the choices each room makes. Never the same twice! Highly recommended

Kirsty T 35 days ago

Thoroughly worth the wander down to the venue! The players in this exude passion for what they do and it’s really interesting chatting with them and the army cadet personnel afterwards about the moral implications of the show. Seriously thought provoking but great fun.

Ruth 42 days ago

Unique and fascinating experience. An insight into the military decision making process where you can be in control, or step back and watch what unfolds. Never been to anything like it before but it was brilliant and very clever!

Antti Vuorinen 44 days ago

So immersive it was even a bit scary for me, but only in the best way possible (bring a friend if you're timid). The players really take you in. Thought-provoking. Don't read any spoilers and just go ;)

Polly Lamb 46 days ago

Like being dropped smack bang in the middle of a video game! The audience gets to decide what happens in this exciting immersive experience. Gripping and thought-provoking escapism. Loved it.

Lesley Warner 47 days ago

This is an amazing immersive show, hard to describe without giving spoilers but it's scary, makes you think about how conflicts are managed, and makes the participants responsible for what happens. The audience are divided into 2 groups who experience the conflict from opposite sides, so we're going to see it again from the other perspective.

Ebony 49 days ago

An experience that you really need to do yourself to really understand it. This is not the sort of thing that I would normally choose but they have built such a layered world that you get swept into from the very beginning. It made me feel so many different emotions during my time with them and I just HAD to return to experience the other side. BIG RECOMMENDATION!

Sue Rowe 49 days ago


Alexander Lang 51 days ago

Really engaging, perfect venue for that show. A nice break from "passive" Fringe watching...

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