George Fabian Lawrence
George Fabian Lawrence (1861-1939) AKA Stoney Jack was Director of Excavations at the London Museum and responsible for uncovering the ‘Cheapside Hoard’ - the most priceless collection of Elizabethan jewellery and worldwide treasures ever found.
As Stoney returns treasures from the hoard to people who might have owned them, he spirits the audience back through the City’s timeline to meet citizens, inventors, artists and legends in a dreamlike adventure.
Lesser known heroes like John Stow and Joseph Bazalgatte will share limelight with Wren, Shakespeare and Dickens. The original 'femme fatale' of Greyfriars offers insights on medieval palace politics and a fiercely fought tennis rally between Henry VIII and the Pope sets the stage for a lineup of wives. Doctor Dee’s magic mirror forecasts great things for Elizabeth but it’s we who find out who cleaned up the ‘Stink’.
Stoney Jack's Secret London will whistle audiences through Time, and show how the London became the greatest capital in the world.
Supported by the Corporation of London, Enterprise England, Tate Modern, the Museum of London, the award-winning team behind this progressive and new virtual reality style experience for citizens and tourists will be unmissable family show with it's 3d immersive sound and wraparound panoramic 180 and 360 film designed by Martyn Ware from Human League and Heaven 17, a magic script by legendary Hollywood Screenwriter Jim Hart (a favourite with Spielberg, Scorcese et al) with David Long Engish author and historian. These shows are like 'having Pink Floyd in your back yard' cool vintage film mixed virtual and augmented reality AR MR VR time out art music weekend vibe. In the show you'll visit underground and mainstream attractions including St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, St Bartholomew The Great church, Blackfriars, Guildhall crypt, Denis Severs House, livery company Worshipful company of Apothecaries, and more.