You Me Bum Bum Train

Secret immersive theatre production at Empire House, Stratford

‘It challenges your creativity, confidence and courage… eye-opening, magical, memorable and utterly unique.’
– Time Out London

You Me Bum Bum Train was secret immersive theatre production. The site of the production was Empire House, a 1970s three-story office block in Stratford. In an exhilarating and participatory adventure, a sole audience member became a passenger journeying through a maze of live scenes including: conducting an orchestra, working in a hair salon, teaching a fitness class, operating a JCB digger, and serving from an ice-cream van.

Young carpentry and building apprentices, together with Create Jobs programme participants and volunteers helped to build sets and contributed towards the production.

This cult hit caused a sensation in 2010, when first commissioned by Create and Barbican, winning the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer and the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award.

The production was produced by You Me Bum Bum Train and co-commissioned with Barbican. Presented in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East, and supported by Arts Council England, Canary Wharf Group and Stratford Renaissance Partnership.  The production featured as part of the London 2012 Festival.