a triumph of bizarreness
— Independent
a magical and memorable time
— TimeOut
a far-out hoot
— Metro

The Owls Are Not What They Seem is an immersive dining experience, inspired by the world of Twin Peaks, set over two floors of an impressive multi-storey building in Farringdon, London.

Set in the fictional town of Double Pineview, Lemonade and Laughing Gas created a labyrinthine world of Lynchian twists and turns. From Wanda's Diner, to Black Jack's, and the Roadside Bar to smaller, more intimate spaces: an eerie family dining room, a town morgue, a deserted greenhouse, a young girl's bedroom. Guests were invited to feast on three courses of classic American diner food with a twist designed by Blanch & Shock, sup on bespoke themed cocktails, and wander through Double Pineview's very own slice of Small Town America, intermingling with familiar faces along the way, and discovering the town's secrets for themselves.

The Owls Are Not What They Seem was hosted by Theatre Delicatessen, and ran from August 27th to November 21st 2015.

Video by Garry Sykes

Images by Paul Choy


Design - Amy Lord, L&LG

Writing, Direction, Sound Design - Louise Orwin, L&LG

Production Manager - Andrea Salazar

Stage Manager - Sara Codrington 

CSM & SM - Rebecca Brown

Lighting Design - Sarah Readman

Sound Technician - Chris Ellis



Josh Pollen, Blanch & Shock

Mike Knowlden, Blanch & Shock

Olivia Bennett

Salma Repa

Clem Weld-Forrester

Will Allen

Chris Hughes

Shaheen Peerbhai



Manager - Adam Terry

Nick Cornes

Isabella Gournall

Skye Alejandro

Ann Canny

Charlie Allen

Cam Landis


Sherry - Ruthie Luff

Doc - Alex Freeborn

Vera - Francesca Wilde

Zack - Luke Thomas

Audrey - Sarah Baker

Cooper - Brian Fisher

Cole - Brian Tynan

Cole - Ben Samuels

Lolly - Emma Maclennan

Lolly - Lucy Farrett

Andy - Hayden Wood

Andy - Ryan Lane

Howard - Tristan de Souza

Laura / Cousin - Lydia Darling

Julie - Poppy Tibbets

Doc's Wife - Dunja Kuhn

BOB - Heavy Metal Pete



Wanda - Sarah Langrish Smith

Wanda - Stephanie Ware

America - Africa Cairns

Kitty - Kathryn Bond

Waitresses - Josie Jennings, Flo Taylor, Clare Pointing




Co-Produced with Theatre Delicatessen: Alex Guiney, Nick Fleming, Jessica Brewster, Roland Smith


Wild Turkey Bourbon is proud to be headline spirits sponsor of The Owls Are Not What They Seem. It’s a bourbon with attitude and like the Twin Peaks experience, it stands out - bold, spicy and different with a fuller flavour. Wild Turkey is the antithesis of a one-size-fits-all, diluted existence. It has life to it – it’s not manufactured and subdued to please the masses. For over 100 Wild Turkey has stayed true to making bourbon this way – the way it’s meant to be made.