Immersive theater show transporting people to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 comes to Swansea

It was the worst nuclear disaster in the world. And now an immersive theater show is heading to Swansea promising to bring people back to the places where it took place.

Histoire Productions, which describes itself as “an immersive and interactive event company that brings history to life”, presents its latest production entitled “Chernobyl – Where were you in 1986?” at Sin City on Dillwyn Street in the city center for two nights on Friday 24th June and Saturday 25th June.

It promises to use sound effects, images and audio from the real events that took place at the power plant, located near the city of Pripyat in the northern Ukrainian SSR in the Soviet Union in 1986.

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Piles of abandoned gas masks after the city was abandoned

One of the apartment buildings in the city of Pripyat is still standing
One of the apartment buildings in the city of Pripyat which is still standing

A teaser for the show reads: “Experience the world’s worst nuclear disaster – an immersive theater spectacle that places the viewer in the heart of the nuclear power plant’s control room on April 26, 1986.

“Through a mix of immersive theatre, cinematic visuals, sound effects and actual footage/audio from 1986, we take the viewer on a journey of events that led to the Chernobyl core explosion.

“Feel the tension as Dyatlov and his comrades attempt to sort out the situation all around you. Experience the panic as factory workers have only 90 seconds to clean the graphite from the floors around your tables. Understand the human cost as we discover what radiation poisoning does.”

The Chernobyl disaster occurred in the power station’s No. 4 reactor. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history, both in terms of costs and losses.

The town was evacuated after the explosion and, although it was once home to nearly 50,000 people, has never been inhabited since.

Shows must start at 7 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m. For ticket information, Click here.

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