The Cube combines groundbreaking virtual reality technology with live performance for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Centred on an unsolved mass disappearance in Idaho in the 1950s, it is a short film seen through the eyes of one of the missing students.

The Oculus Rift’s 360 degree 3D allows entry into a virtual world where it is possible to turn in your seat and watch a character walk all the way around you.

The inclusion of props makes the film tangible and interactive.

In some ways the Cube is a showcase of this new and exciting technology.

The experience includes vast visual landscapes and beautiful cosmic panoramas - stunning despite graphics in their early development.

It also hints at future applications of the technology to entertainment. It is a fully immersive short film made into an irresistible game by the mystique of the shadowy and sinister history it tells.

The blending of film, theatre, and solve-it-yourself thriller invites the audience to immerse themselves in the story even after the show.

Part of the enjoyment is researching the story at home afterwards, only to find that this mystery forms an elegant mirror of the questioning of truth that virtual reality inevitably poses.

Five stars.