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Get a taste of 1920s Shanghai at this new immersive theatre show

The Pearl's putting on one of its biggest shows yet – and it's brilliant

Photograph: courtesy Moulin Dream
What’s your greatest desire – total power, endless fortune or true love? Whatever you seek, find it at The Pearl’s latest venture – Moulin Dream. This bilingual immersive theatre show is a wild ride that combines the storylines of Moulin Rouge, the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber and the seedy underbelly of 1920s Shanghai – and it’s brilliant.

Moulin Dream wedding, The Pearl (cropped)
Photograph: courtesy 247tickets

With a cast chock full of actors, dancers, singers, aerialists and more, the fully immersive show allows you to dive right in and become a part of the action. Try your luck at the casino, get your fortune read, kick back and enjoy a cabaret performance or maybe even attempt to bribe your way to the top… the possibilities are practically endless.

Moulin Dream aerialist, The Pearl (cropped)
Photograph: courtesy 247tickets

Moulin Dream dinner, The Pearl (cropped)
Photograph: courtesy 247tickets

The show lasts around two hours, every minute of which is jam-packed with activity to keep you engaged and entertained. VIP tickets include extra perks like reserved booth seating, souvenirs and keepsakes and a set menu by a special guest chef. To get the best out of the experience, interact with as many of the characters as you can and get to know their backstories, but be on your guard – there are some shady characters in the midst...

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