THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN OF PUNCHDRUNK’S
SLEEP NO MORE
A LEGENDARY HOTEL. SHAKESPEARE’S FALLEN HERO. A FILM NOIR SHADOW OF SUSPENSE.
The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC) announces its original theatrical experience, New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and “most memorable” experience of the decade, Sleep No More, is now open to the public!
Presented by Emursive, Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.
“A voyeur’s delight. Messes with your head as thoroughly as any artificial stimulant. Spectacular!” – The New York Times
“Brilliantly imagined! Utterly unique! Brilliant and sly and insane. The level of detail is enough to make you swoon.” – Associated Press
“The show infects your dreams. I’ve felt theater overwhelm me before, but until Sleep No More, I’ve never felt it pass through me.” – New York Magazine
The story unfolds through an awe-inspiring blend of acrobatic choreography, film noir soundtrack, and 100 rooms of densely detailed atmosphere sprawling over 100,000 square feet of space. The elements intertwine for a subversive and intoxicating 360-degree sensory immersion. During their stay, guests may also enjoy live music with cocktails, wine & spirits in the revelrous Manderley Bar.
Originally built in 1939, The McKittrick Hotel was intended to be the finest and most decadent luxury hotel of its time. Six weeks before opening, and two days after the outbreak of World War II, the legendary hotel was condemned and left locked, permanently sealed from the public – until Emursive brought the Grande Dame back to life, reinventing the legendary space in collaboration with London’s award-winning Punchdrunk theater company.
Sleep No More’s creative team features Felix Barrett (Direction and Design), Maxine Doyle (Direction and Choreography), Stephen Dobbie (Sound Design), Beatrice Minns (Design Associate), and Livi Vaughan (Design Associate).
Sleep No More is produced by Emursive (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati, and Randy Weiner, principals) in association with rebecca gold productions. Emursive produces immersive theater in extraordinary places.
Tickets are also on sale for the “dazzling” Speakeasy Magick and The Woman in Black – a ghost story in a pub. Visit www.mckittrickhotel.com for a full schedule of events.
Guests are welcome to dine at the hotel’s winter rooftop hideaway, Gallow Green, before or after the performance. Visit www.mckittrickhotel.com/gallow-green for menus, reservations, or to customize a private gathering.
The McKittrick Hotel is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities both for guests and for the members of our shows. Guests attending Sleep No More will be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival. All reopening plans will be done in compliance with state and local government COVID-19 protocols, and are subject to the approval of the NY State Department of Health and the Governor.
The McKittrick Hotel is located at 530 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. Tickets are available online at www.mckittrickhotel.com or by calling the Box Office at 212-904-1880.
[Photographer] for The McKittrick Hotel
ABOUT THE MCKITTRICK HOTEL
The McKittrick Hotel (@TheMcKittrick) is home of immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More (@sleepnomorenyc), rooftop garden bar and restaurant Gallow Green (@gallowgreen)
The McKittrick Hotel provides a unique location for celebrations and private gatherings of all sizes. The legendary venue is also renowned for presenting one-of-a-kind live concerts, intimate music festivals, and spectacular soirées for Halloween and New Year’s Eve.
Located in close proximity to Hudson Yards, Little Island, The High Line, West Chelsea art galleries, and The Meatpacking District, The McKittrick is a not-to-be-missed destination for locals and visitors alike.
For additional information, visit www.mckittrickhotel.com.
For over 20 years, Punchdrunk (@punchdrunkint) has pioneered a game-changing form of theatre, in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside singular, sensory worlds. Led by Artistic Director Felix Barrett, Punchdrunk productions are created with long-term collaborators Maxine Doyle, Stephen Dobbie, Bea Mins, Colin Nightingale and Livi Vaughan.
Today, their reputation at the forefront of the interactive experience is global, with the multi award-winning Sleep No More playing to sell-out audiences in New York since 2011 and in Shanghai since 2016. Their upcoming show, The Burnt City, will open in London in 2022.
For additional information, visit www.punchdrunk.com.
Photos courtesy of Sleep No More