Byron Roberts dressed as a bio-terrorist ready to wreak havoc within Section 7, a youth theatre planned for Murwillumbah.
Byron Roberts dressed as a bio-terrorist ready to wreak havoc within Section 7, a youth theatre planned for Murwillumbah. Contributed

Theatre terrorists head to Mur'bah

THIS Murwillumbah Youth Theatre Company production isn't theatre - it's war.

Section 7 will be set in an abandoned biological weapon facility - the Murwillumbah Showgrounds Pavilion.

A bio-terrorist group has infiltrated and the United Nations is sending in an armed security detail to deal with them.

But no one could prepare the UN soldiers for exactly what they will face within Section 7.

They will battle to survive and learn just why the facility was first abandoned.

Organiser Lachlan Glasby said the production grew from his investigation into children playing video games.

"I realised that, more and more increasingly, kids are wanting to get into things that are an experience rather than just an activity.

"Which is where Section 7 was born," Mr Glasby said.

It is promoted as a 10% theatre and 90% laser skirmish experience, which will be held on March 31 at the showgrounds.

"Section 7 is an experience which puts laser skirmish guns in the hands of the audience, who play through the story - just like a real life video game.

"The aim is to provide an awesome experience, one that takes people away.

"After all, that's what theatre is about."

Participants are encouraged to gather a team of about 10 to book sessions.

Mr Glasby said if successful the production could be expanded to a "season of live gaming very similar to that of a theatre season, where each experience is different to the one before it and at different locations."

"We are very excited to see what happens with this."

The 45-minute sessions will cost $10 each, or limited $25 tickets for one and a half hour play with dog tags and briefing notes.

Tickets are available from Sportsworld Murwillumbah.



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