It might sound like the title of the latest Stephen King thriller, but with Hendrick's Gin at the helm, we wouldn't have expected anything less. Between 2 to 4 June 2017, masters of quirky and pursuers of the peculiar, Hendrick's put on a fully immersive theatrical journey in Sydney for the gin-drinkers and genuine free-thinkers. Taking up residence at COMMUNE for one weekend only ‘The Awakening’ saw guests self-guide through a series of unexpected scenarios and theatrical interactions brought to life by Siren Theatre Co, an independent professional theatre company. Naturally, the whole experience was accompanied by some Hendricks cocktails. At only $30 a head plus booking fee, this was probably the bargain of the century considering the experience!
We were kindly extended a media invite to the preview of the event and not one to leave out fellow drinkers, we opened up the invitation for one member to accompany our chief drinker Inoka to the event. Virginia was the lucky drinker who drew the proverbial straw and what an awesome evening it was. From the mime artists who entertained us on arrival through to the life drawing class and recreation of the asylum ward serving hot gin punch to "patients" needing to cure their ailments, the whole experience was wonderfully immersive and certainly one to remember.
Thanks to Agent 99 PR and Hendricks for the invite, and fellow drinker Virginia who was a wonderful plus one!