Step into the Story Machine is an immersive literary event like nothing experienced before. Powered by literature and oiled by theatre, it’s a truly immersive experience where stories from world-renowned writers seduce at every turn.

Having appeared as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s City of Literature programme in both 2016 and 2017, in collaboration with Writers’ Centre Norwich, the event sees the historic Dragon Hall transformed into the Story Machine. Visitors can pick and choose a path through 18 stories, including live performance, video installations and soundscapes.

Stories from Jon McGregor, Claudia Rankine and Etgar Keret were among the offering in 2016, while in 2017 the theme was ‘Under Surveillance’, using the power of words to take festival-goers behind the North Korean iron curtain, to the wild frontiers of everyman-for-himself America, and to the early years of the printing press.

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