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The Mirror Trap | Edinburgh Science Festival

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

The Mirror Trap is a short headphone play/experience/installation/horror story about psychology and quantum physics.

Paul Gato has been through a lot. He has been signed off from the university again. His colleagues say he has not been himself. He has been sending them e-mails filled with ramblings and Feynman diagrams. He said, “There is nothing more dangerous than being trapped between mirrors.” Paul might be losing his mind, but he might still be right. Dare you take part in his final experiment?

Previous audience members have described it as “weird”, “trippy”, “deeply unsettling” and “terribly sad”. It is quite meditative in tone, so don’t expect any jump scares. After the show, its creator, Simon Watt, will be joined by physicist Jennifer Smillie and psychologist Kate Storrs to discuss what you have experienced.

Book Your Free Ticket Here

All ticket holders will be contacted prior to the event with details of how to access the Zoom link and instructions on how to take part. To get the most out of this event it is recommended that you have a whiteboard marker, headphones and a mirror, large enough to see your whole face. Only one ticket is required per household.

Content Warning: The show features loss, car accidents, suicide and uses psychological illusions that could prompt disturbing visions.




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