After walking through the cattle pen fences we arrive at the conservatory, on boards we see MOJ Posters and tv screens with messages from Kelman and The MOJ, After waiting listening to 50's Music we enter briefing.
We Sit down on benches after being stamped with the smiler logo, we are told not to touch the patients and staff and in return they have agreed not to touch us.
We stand in a line, arms on shoulders in front and wait in front of big metal gate. The light goes red to green followed by a loud buzzing noise..and in we go.
The hallway leads the to check in point of the sanctuary, on the green walls are doctors portraits and musty smell in is the air. We arrive in a dark check in area and are greeted by doctor kelman, who explains that the sanctuary was shut down due to his experimenting on patients. He swings the door open after the light goes green and tells us to go inside and meet our fellow patients.
In the day room there are lots of deranged characters, a girl sits rocking on a sofa talking to us about smiling, other lunatics sniff our faces and tell us not to go down stairs.And we should smile and get marmalised.
We exit into the kitchen.
This is a long rectangle set with potss and pans bubbling over, a cook with an evil grin runs up the side of the line flicking water telling us to try his soup, in the far corner fire erupts in a fireball catching those offguard.
We turn 180 in this room and find our selfs on the other side of a table which the cook jumped on and sat staring into our faces. We Then move on to ..The Ward
We go round a tight corner and find ourselfs walking up a very tight space with sheets to our left and a wall to our right, Patients jump out to our left and usher us foward, we turn round at the end to face the centre of dim lit ward, patients are milling round the beds and some crawl on the floor, The lights go out every so many seconds and the patients sneak up on us, one told me to get corrected and pointed to the next room.
And here we go into
After pushing through some white plastic flaps we enter a mist filled corridor glowing from red to green to blue, a loud buzzing noise is in the air and dank musty smell, we turn the corner at the end of this corridor to turn back on our selfs and inline with ariel tvs showing subliminal messages, a staff member waits at the end of the corridor smiling telling us to stand still. The buzzing all of a sudden gets louder, The light flash to multicoloured strobes and images with join us and conform flash across the screens, A spider is shown and our legs are touched and then very cold water starts spraying down about 3 times over head add to this the air blasts to our sides and we are well and truly messed with.The actor tells us to go downstairs...
There is an patient with a wide stretched smile that gets right in our faces and staff member who tells us to go downstairs, and down we go into the darkness
The room is very dark and doctors and nurses are shouting things like scalpel time
There is a body on one table with there mouth wired and cut open and surgeons tell how they will cut a smile into our faces. Some also shout CUT in you faces.
This is strange section which is a tough fabric triangular corridor, with strobes and air jets.
But leads to the
The First cage section
. Doctors and staff jump in your face and call you fresh meat, while patients try and grab you from behind bars, This close encounter section leads to the finale.
The Cage Maze
is more of a tight route of bars with wide open slots which patients try to grab you from, added with sudden blasts of air and high power strobes this becomes a very intense experience, add to the mix projected smiler logos-smoke and a loud sound track of kelman telling us to Smile Always and Get Corrected and more importantly that we are amongst the failures, its not long before we truly want out, but with no end in sight and yet more and more cage to cover, with closer contacts with patients and staff, the music seems to get louder one final push and we escape to a big black board with the smiler logo and Smile Always....
I dont think we would dare do other wise.
So glad i got to do The Sanctuary before its closure, this will go down in history.
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