Layered Reality, previously known as dotdotdot, is an immersive theatre company that creates virtual reality, or VR, events. Virtual reality is a simulated experience where you feel as if you are in a space that has been created either through special filming or animation. Their immersive experiences make you feel as if you are really there through technology, in this case through using VR, theatrical features and physical elements. Layered Reality’s first experience was SOMNAI, meant to feel like a lucid dream with its immersive techniques.
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, argued to be the first science-fiction story, was previously adapted into a musical version by Jeff Wayne, and has now been brought to life through Layered Reality's immersive theatre experience. Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds is a double album that you can walk, climb and slide through; truly bringing the story to life in front of your eyes. Along with these shows, Layered Reality is also working on a new immersive experience set to take place in 17th-century London.