Jul 14, 2017
Imagine being locked in a prison, during World War two, with some of your best friends. All you need to escape is in front of you, if you have the cunning!
Brenden Mills, co-founder of Escape Plan Ltd, joins Shout About to talk about how he created a 5* escape game experience, in South London.
Followed by Dan Kapp, Marketing Director of the newly refurbished, Queens in West London.
Dan talks about how Queens is more than just for Ice Skating and bowling and how they are fast becoming a destination for great food and unique entertainment.
Skate to Victory!
0:45 What Shout About learned from last week's episode with Ballie Ballerson founder, Wenny Armstrong.
1:58 Letter of the week
2:48 What happened last weekend for the guys. Including London Pride and British summer time festival.
7:10 This weeks theme
7:54 Brenden from Escape Plan Ltd arrives in the Studio
8:45 When the idea to open an escape room first came to him
09:54 What is Escape Plan?
11:36 The hint system used in the game
13:05 How they got the event off the ground after the initial idea.
14:46 Brenden talks about how they attract their business
16:20 What are some of the player motivations
16:57 What came first the venue or the game? Followed by how they come up with the puzzles.
18:00 Working out the difficulty levels of each problem the guests have to solve.
19:35 Biggest challenges
21:02 Biggest Success
22:53 Where are they taking the brand next
25:45 Brenden discusses how his family heritage has worked its way into the war theme
27:50 Costs / times and dates
28:57 Where does Brenden hang out
32:30 Social media for Escape Plan Ltd
33:58 Ben and Stuart recap the Escape Plan conversation.
35:01 Dan Kapp from Queens is in the studio, starting with the name and branding of the venue. So, what is it?
36:33 How long has it been on London
37:38 How Dan got involved
38:20 What's changed since the refurb in 2016
39:20 The importance of making the venue a destination beyond just the bowling and ice skating
41:10 Biggest achievement
43:48 Where the brand is heading
44:50 Ice hockey
47:50 What else can you do on the ice
49:33 Costs times and dates
52:38 Where Dan goes out
55:05 Social Media
55:40 What's coming up at Queens (including ice karting)
56:40 Ben and Stuart wrap up with: The Weekly Shout
You can reach the guests here
Phoenix Artists Club
British Summer Time Festival
Vanity Von Glow
Brixton Roof Top
Imperial War Museum
Ice skating at Somerset House
Louis Cubit square
One new change
Queen of Hoxton
Last days of Shoreditch
South bank centre
Cider Dog at the miller pub in London Bridge
Zip World London
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