If you’ve followed my stuff for a while, you’ll know I work all the time with culinary art supremos Bompas & Parr. In their latest large scale production W12 shopping centre’s basement was flooded to create a neo-tiki boating lake. Ukulele from London legend Martin Wheatley, and some very vibey drums.
With a plot inspired by the world’s most famous buccaneer himself, Lost Lagoon represents a fantastical reinterpretation of the eponymous Captain Henry Morgan’s world, and will require guests to navigate themselves by boat on the world’s largest indoor lagoon to a series of islands inspired by the atolls of the south Pacific.
Along the way, facing creative challenges as part of an immersive theatrical production, buccaneers will receive rum-based rations and progressively accumulate the knowledge to make the finest rum punches, reinvigorating a 400-year-old rhyme-based recipe that has stood the test of time to remain the simplest way to make a great-tasting punch – with no obscure ingredients or complex techniques required.
It was a huge sellout success, and we hope that it will return… somewhere.