Month: July 2020

Escape Room Theatre and Beyond

Live History has performed “escape room theatre” since it’s inception in 2015. But what exactly is “escape room theatre?” Can we define it? What is it like for an audience member, or for a museum? And finally how have our experiences evolved? What is Escape Room Theatre? If you asked one of our other founders, Read More

But what will I wear?

One of the most common questions we get as part of the Live History team is “What about costumes?”. With a regular roster of almost 20 actors that are very different from each other, and theatrical seasons that cover anywhere from the late 1200s to the late 1900s (and counting), it can be a little Read More

Historical Zoom Meetings

As the world changes, Live History has had to adapt, as many other companies have done. Before all of this, email seemed to be the top of our technical skills. When the pandemic hit, we knew that we had to learn a lot. Don’t get me wrong, we could churn butter or use an abacus Read More

Mr. Mackenzie, I presume?

On my very first tour with Live History, I didn’t know what to expect. I had only done one show with them prior. It was a gala in Whitby, featuring a wide array of historical characters at a very snazzy event. The people there were a mix of experience Live History performers and new comers, Read More

Observations of Observational Towers

If you have never been to Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada, it’s much like any modern, medium sized city…with of course the obvious exception that it sits across the border from the United States of America and happens to have an amazing view of a waterfalls.  If working with Live History has taught me anything, it’s Read More