Word on the street is that there’s a hidden bunker in an archway of London Bridge that transports you to another place in time. Those in the know would have visited the world of 1921’s Peaky Blinders at The Tick Tack Club. Now be prepared to jump a couple of decades on…
It’s 1943 and battle in Europe is raging. Churchill has called on the people to “Set Europe Ablaze” in a new style of warfare to include mischief, moustaches, misinformation and misdirection.
You’ve been recruited as a top secret agent and you must find your way to the centre of operations for the French resistance. As you walk down from the station, keep your eyes peeled for clues, perhaps you’ll spot a rogue double agent. Keep your wits about you, and remember nothing is as it seems.
Shielded by corrugated iron and sandbags, it’s all terribly discreet, right down to the flashing ‘Secret Agents’ sign outside the entrance. Keep your head down, mum’s the word!
Don’t worry, you’ll pass for a Frenchie in no time. Adorned with authentic beret, a moustache and garlands of garlic, you are led into an intensive language classroom where you will learn how to ‘parlez Francais’, or at least how to master the “Fronch” accent. You better hope you sound impressive enough to convince the Gestapo infiltrators, as you may be hauled into the operations training room for routine interrogation.
Behind a hidden door, the nucleus of the operations is underway in the bunker. Charles de Gaulles’ rousing words drift through the air, as you will be enlisted to send coded transmissions to the resistance cells and help strategise with maps, plots and miniature warships. Bombs may be falling but the smuggled French wine, cocktails and lager is flowing on tap.
Once you’ve successfully progressed through your training, you will be transported to a Moulin Rouge inspired Parisian Bistro with French classics given a 40s blitz twist, cabaret and jolly decent vin. Ooh la la!
Once dinner is done, Le Party really begins. Swing dance your night away until you leave on your first mission. On successful completion of assignments, agents will be welcome to attend again as honoured members of the Resistance.
There will be a different mission every evening: be prepared, expect the unexpected and above all, keep mum!
Inspired by classic comedies like ‘Allo ‘Allo and Dads Army, be transported to a world of secret agents, gadgets, gizmos and a bloke called Colonel Gubbins who runs the whole shebang…
Brought to you by A Place In Time, the same twisted minds that created The Tick Tack Club, Leyshon Brothers and Uff Tea, with a terrifying attention to detail that will blow your mind.
Launching 9th September 2016 on every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 1am
The site is a permanent venue brought to guests by A Place in Time and Maman Le Mot is the second resident production. The previous residency, The Tick Tack Club, concluded on the 4th June 2016. Watch this space as the venue will evolve to another era, unravelling an entirely new narrative and moment in time.
Maman Le Mot is hidden in a bunker in London Bridge. Its top secret location will be revealed upon ticket purchase.
When to Arrive
Doors open at 7pm
Book for dinner to guarantee a place (Two dinner sittings: 7pm or 8pm)
Last entry at 9pm
Carriages from 1am
All bookings should be made via A Place In Time website: www.aplaceintime.co.uk/1943/book.php
Entry only £17.50
A 3 course menu “Prix Fix” served bistro style. Vegetarian options are available.
What to Wear
Guests are highly encouraged to dress appropriately – think Breton stripes, berets and baguettes. For those stuck for something to wear, there will be plenty of disguises available to purchase on site.