The directors of Immersive Everywhere have announced an expansion with three new hires: Rich Major joins in July as Group Sales & Marketing Director, Neil Connolly has taken up post as Creative Director, and Tom Roe has come onboard as Head of Global Licensing.
Immersive Everywhere works with world-famous titles to create live theatrical experiences and also operate the UK’s first dedicated immersive theatre venue, IMMERSIVE|LDN in Mayfair, London, where the UK’s longest running immersive show, The Great Gatsby, is currently playing.
The partnership between Olivier Award winning theatre producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook (Hartshorn – Hook Enterprises) and Showtime Theatre Productions’ Mark Hurry, Elliot Hargreaves and Mark Hargreaves, opened its inaugural production, Doctor Who: Time Fracture, in Spring 2021, and will be opening Peaky Blinders: The Rise in July 2022. Future projects include the return of Olivier Award nominated The Choir of Man, the US launch of The Great Gatsby and immersive events featuring major global IP, details of which will be announced later this year.
Rich Major said, “I’ve worked with the emerging immersive and location-based experience economy in my role at See Tickets and have been hugely inspired by the creativity, support, imagination and commercial drive on display in this fast-growing sector.
Immersive Everywhere are leaders in the field. Constantly innovating technically while delivering high quality, engaging events with real heart and humour. They deliver an amazing experience for audiences regardless of how engaged they are in the immersive style. This isn’t purist work, it’s unashamedly and proudly populist. In my role at Immersive Everywhere, I’ll be devising and directing a global marketing and CRM programme and leading on sales and ticketing strategy, audience development and data insight across an international live portfolio of world class IP – I can’t wait to get started!”
Brian Hook, Chief Creative Officer of Immersive Everywhere said, “Our expansion is bringing some of the brightest minds in our industry together. Rich Major joins us from a prolific career at See Tickets, bringing expert commercial strategy, direction and heading up their formidable ticketing operation. Neil brings his unique brand of exceptional creative talent from Little Lion Entertainment (Crystal Maze, Tomb Raider, Khaos Karts), and Tom joins us from an exemplary career in licencing – this team will drive our ambition to be at the top table with some of the most exciting brands in the world and placing our current shows in new and exciting homes across the UK, and delivering our work to local partners in many territories. As the immersive sector expands, Immersive Everywhere will be at the forefront for many years to come.”
IMMERSIVE | LDN is a 32,000sq ft historic building in the heart of Mayfair, which was home to the Queen Victoria’s Rifles Association until 2017. It includes three floors of immersive theatre and event spaces designated for performance, live gaming, events, escape rooms and private parties. For information about programming and venue hire visit www.immersiveldn.com