De Bruid van Zuylen (The Bride of Zuylen) is an interactive theatrical experience on location at Slot Zuylen nearby Utrecht. The piece was commissioned by the ‘Stichting Slot Zuylen’ trust and targeted at children ages 5 to 10 who would be visiting the castle during the national museum weekend. With a combined group of theatre & education and game design students we developed an hour long play that brought the castle to life.
The children were taken on a tour through the castle by two actors whilst being told a fairy-tale like story about a wedding and the supposed inhabitants of the castle. By combining interactive elements and puzzles with a wide range of live and digital characters that the audience encountered at several points in the castle, we made the castle come to life for them.
Below are the trailer and an impression video of the play.