In 2019, the V&A, Punchdrunk and The Workers developed an experience for teenagers to bring the work of Charles Dickens to life.

An AHRC funded research and development project, Immersive Dickens blended museum curation, theatre and technology to encourage young people to engage with an original manuscript in a new way.

Secondary school students from four schools supported the development of the experience: as test audiences, contributing to the design and prototyping the project.

The resulting experience mixed performer interaction with design and an augmented reality soundscape to encourage students to consider the contemporary significance of Charles Dickens.

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  • Mysterious woman in darkened room.
    Immersive Dickens Immersive Dickens, V&A, Punchdrunk, The Workers. Photograph by Stephen Dobbie.
  • Male secondary student wearing headphones leaning over a balcony in a museum.
    Immersive Dickens Immersive Dickens, V&A, Punchdrunk, The Workers. Photograph by Stephen Dobbie.
  • Untidy desk, pin board covered in different pieces of paper.
    Immersive Dickens Immersive Dickens, V&A, Punchdrunk, The Workers. Photograph by Stephen Dobbie.
  • Secondary school students wearing headphones looking into a glass case.
    Immersive Dickens Immersive Dickens, V&A, Punchdrunk, The Workers. Photograph by Stephen Dobbie.
  • Darkened room with glass cabinets lots of pictures on walls, untidy desk.
    Immersive Dickens, V&A, Punchdrunk, The Workers. Photography by Stephen Dobbie (5) Immersive Dickens, V&A, Punchdrunk, The Workers. Photograph by Stephen Dobbie.
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