Chris Lethbridge

A Time, A Place, A Story …

Immersive Experiences

I enjoy creating storylines and visitor journeys, through places already resonating with history, or inside a ‘black box’ transformed by scenics, graphics, sound and light into a theatrical, imaginary space

2023 - Shortlisted


Museums & Heritage Partnership of the Year

May 878 AD - Anglo-Saxon Winchester awaits news of a decisive battle between King Alfred and the Vikings.

We hear the everyday stories of anxious inhabitants, set against  Winchester cityscapes from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

 I wrote and developed scripts/ storylines for the intro and outdo videos

Scripted 12 Anglo-Saxon characters for live performance, working with a team of multi-disciplinary experts

Developed the visitor’s journey/ exhibition content in collaboration with client and the Sarner Production team

AV Awards :

Themed Entertainment and Attractions

Project of the Year 2021

Visit England - Best Told Story Award

Historic Bodmin Jail in Cornwall has been transformed into a world-class visitor attraction. It features a brand new ‘Dark Walk’ and an immersive exhibition.

Using scenics, special effects and multi-screen projections we reveal Cornwall’s murky past and bring to life the wretched experience of inmates from the 18th and 19th Centuries.

 I developed the original concept and  storylines for the

‘Dark Walk’, researching characters and historical events featured in each zone.

I was part of Sarner’s Creative team defining the Visitor’s Journey, the core audiovisual sequences and the content of the Exhibition.

The Cittadella, Gozo (Malta)

Sarner International for Ministry of Gozo

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement

AV Awards : Entertainment Venue of the Year

Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence

The Visitors Centre includes an interactive Exhibition space and a 16 projector dramatised historical show, mapped inside 8 stone arches over 5 metres high

The Cittadella’s story is told in a disused 19th Century water reservoir deep beneath massive medieval fortifications.

Calvados Experience

Client: Sarner International for Spirit France

Trip Advisor - Travellers Choice

The Calvados region is renowned for its traditional Apple Brandy, the Spirit of Normandy. On the site of one of the most famous brands, Pere Magloire, we created a Visitor’s Centre and tasting experience.

Visitors follow  the Apple’s magical journey from the orchards, through distillation to the ageing cellars and the final blending.  

I developed the Visitors’ Journey/ storyline, researched and wrote all the scripts, directed most of the multi-projector films and liaised in French with the local teams during several years of development.

Museum of War, Fort St Elmo, Malta

Client: Sarner International

for Heritage Malta

Trip Advisor - Travellers Choice

The newly restored Fort St Elmo in Malta is the setting for the National Army museum.

It is a celebration of survival, from the Great Siege by the Turks in 1565, to the dark days of relentless bombing in WWII.


Writer/ Director:  This large-scale floor-projected video, recounts the heroic tale of Operation Pedestal.  A last-ditch convoy of merchant ships and tankers travels across a hostile Mediterranean to bring Malta back from the brink of surrender.

Writer/Director:  The Main Show in the 16th C. stronghold, featuring a WWII control centre, Stuka dive bombers,  and a mini-sub underwater raid by Italian Special Forces on Malta's Grand Harbour.