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Shakespeare and Harry Potter-themed Escape Rooms to open in Stratford

Laura Kearns 29th Jun, 2017

THERE will be no easy way out when a Shakespeare and Harry Potter-themed Escape Rooms opens in Stratford.

Escape Live – which has venues in Birmingham, Essex and Coventry – will open two new rooms in Greenhill Street this summer with one based on the Bard and the other themed around wizards and spells.

Teams of between two and six people are given one hour to solve a series of clues to work out how to escape the rooms.

Owners Jas Sodhi and John Dalziel – who is also a presenter for Free Radio – say they wanted to ‘tailor’ the venue to the town and have worked with Hazel Stenner, an expert on the Bard, to give it an educational twist.

The pair have seen their Birmingham branch go from strength to strength, with it now being the highest-rated attraction in the city on TripAdvisor.

They now hope to do the same in Stratford – with the rooms open between 10am and 10pm.

Jas said: “We originally started the business because we were big fans of escape games. We’d played them in London and overseas and felt there should be something in the Midlands and Warwickshire.

“Birmingham has been a massive success – beyond our wildest dreams – particularly the constant positive feedback that we get from visitors.

“That meant we started to look around to expand and Coventry came up first, but Stratford has been very much on our radar and we think this is going to very popular with tourists and local people.

“We are introducing two brand new rooms here in Stratford and we are determined to get the Shakespeare room right because of his huge significance to the town.

“Our other room will be a real treat for Harry Potter fans but we can’t reveal too much more at this stage!”

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