Already closed | 1h 20m | Brooklyn

Slumber

From 40 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious

About the show

Just in time for Halloween, the Hideaway Circus Troupe debuts this dark and twisted interactive horror show featuring awe-inspiring circus artists. Who lives? Who dies? You decide! More…

Set in a gritty, neon-lit environment and underscored by electronic pop music, 'Slumber' follows a breathtaking girl squad of elite international circus performers and dancers on the last night of their lives. The show takes the audience on a terrifyingly fun ride as they watch best friends get killed off by one of their own. Ages 21 and up only.

1h 20m | Already closed | House of Yes (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (40)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious
78
Avg Score

71
Disappointing, Great dancing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Sexy

See it if you're looking for a sexy start to your night out. No serious plot but a few great circus acts and some even better dancing!

Don't see it if you're expecting any real "theatre". This could be labeled kids having fun and it would work just as well. It's fun to look at. That's it.

68
Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if the cast seemed to have fun and the soundtrack was fun electropop. But it's more spectacle than show. And I got blood spit on my clothes.

Don't see it if You don't like acrobatics.

70
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Indulgent, Great acrobatics

See it if you enjoy excellent acrobatics on poles, silks, etc. The performers are wonderful making great use of the space and facilities.

Don't see it if you have any expectation of plot, writing, theme, etc. The costumes are not even glittery or glamorous which is a trademark of House of Yes.

92
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love acrobatics, flying thru the air, etc. While a psychotic lady is killing her friends one by one. Time flies by.

Don't see it if You don't like loud pop music. But what a fun show. 90 minutes.

99
Entertaining, Must see, Amazing, Exciting, Masterful

See it if You like to be amazed and totally entertained. You like amazing dancing and acrobatics. You like different and awesome stuff, this is it.

Don't see it if You don't want to be amazed. You don't like amazing dancing and movement. You don't like acrobatics.

73
Overrated, Quirky, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if You like energetic dancing

Don't see it if You've seen Paramour or Cirque shows

73
Edgy, Confusing, Fluffy, Intense

See it if you like hypersexualized, highly-stylized violence, à la modern action flicks. Also pounding dancehall pop, contortionism, and acrobatics.

Don't see it if You are expecting a narrative, dislike revenge plots, or don't want to see attempted rape and accomplished murder onstage.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Confusing, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if want a fun night out. The show was a little too quick for my liking, but we still enjoyed it. The main actress was great. Great Soundtrack.

Don't see it if expecting an amazing story-line and cirque type performances.

Also The staging and seating was not done very well. They needed to raise t... Read more Read less

10
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to be bored to tears by annoying music and obnoxious girls imitating obnoxious girls. The one high point is the male of the cast.

Don't see it if You would like to save your money on something that is actually a worth while evening at the theater. This show had such promise. Failure.

79
Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy strong acrobats and dancers. A fun entertaining 85 minute show with an intermission.

Don't see it if you are looking for a straight forward play with plot and dialogue.

76
Edgy, Great staging, Funny, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You like circuses, dancing music

Don't see it if You don't like loud, acrobatic type shows

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Spectacle-based, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy circus acts and great movement numbers, you enjoy electronic pop music, you love stunning human visuals

Don't see it if you want a really strong plot, you don't care for spectacle, you want something 'substantial' in terms of acting and story

69
Entertaining, Dizzying, Fluffy

See it if you like sexy aerial acts and dance numbers, pop music in nightclubs.

Don't see it if you live in Manhattan and don't have any other plans in Brooklyn for the night.

95
Entertaining, Refreshing, Edgy

See it if you love cirque, pop music, murderous vibes, pop culture references, night clubs

Don't see it if kids, uncomfortable with blood (or possibly getting a little on you), faint hearted

81
Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Cirque, Great dancing

See it if You are sick of be perfect, to see perfect shows. Just relax there:)

Don't see it if You don't like "blood"

79
Entertaining, Funny, Bloody, Quirky, Messy

See it if you like campy, bloody fun with talented dancers with different specialties.

Don't see it if want to see a tight show with a strong storyline.

89
Invigorating, Exciting, Quirky, Saucy, Enchanting

See it if you crave a combo of high-flying circus acrobatics with a fun, if paper-thin, story. This show was a blast; I left HoY with a huge smile.

Don't see it if you only want the dynamic circus entertainment, since the storyline means you sit for stretches without aerials and acrobatics.

73
Entertaining, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy impressive aerial performers, talented contortionists, and exuberant dancing.

Don't see it if you expect a substantial story line and clever writing. Audience participation didn't really work.

72
Entertaining, Ambitious, Refreshing, Funny, Great dancing

See it if you like-avant garde dance productions-horror films-cirque de soleil-edm music

Don't see it if you want-a plot-character development-elaborate set design. don't like strobe lights throughout production.

78
Ambitious, Delightful, Edgy, Entertaining, Riveting

See it if You love hip hop, trapeze, and stunts. The cast is really talented and fun. The moves were precise and staging was effective.

Don't see it if The story was a bit light, but it didn't need to be deep. The lead had a mumbly voice, but it kind of worked for the character.

77
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you enjoy acrobatic performances, looking for something visually entertaining, like electo-pop/dance music.

Don't see it if You can't handle blood (very obviously stage blood, but there is quite a bit of it) or are looking for a solid/developed plot.

Also I've seen many cirque type shows and the acrobatics in this one are st... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Edgy, Dizzying, Amusing, Makes the audience appreciate the perfomers' abilities

See it if ...you appreciate circus acts, dancing, acrobatics, the human body.

Don't see it if ...you are turned off by blood, violence, and loud music.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging

See it if You like circus performance. This troupe was excellent!

Don't see it if Fake blood bothers you. The show was full of dark humor.

73
Edgy, Dizzying, Refreshing, Amazing hip hop dance, Incredible circus skill

See it if You love circus skills and dance, and you don't really need a strong storyline too much. It's an incredible show of skill.

Don't see it if You crave a heavy-hitting drama or musical. This show is FUN and wild, yet the narrative isn't the focal point.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You like circus acts, aerial silks, or modern dance. You enjoy dark humor and horror.

Don't see it if You don't like the sight of blood, or if you're not a fan of dance, immersive theatre, or horror themes.


October 11th, 2016
"A notch well above your average Halloween gore-athons...Though the performers have the kind of polish you'd find at Cirque du Soleil, there's a sharper edge. This is cirque nouveau that feels contemporary, sexy and a little bit dangerous...The circus and dance elements are so magnetic that they ...
read more
October 11th, 2016
"It is clear that the enthusiastic young acrobats and aerialists of the company really want to put on a good show, but this slapdash attempt at modern circus isn't it...An exciting and intimate opening number cedes to a barely developed wisp of a story that all too often detracts from the circus ...
read more
October 12th, 2016
"These are all standard acts, and even the best of them offers familiarity rather than thrills...Even if the acts were more novel and the humor more, well, humorous, 'Slumber' would still have to contend with its extreme style deficit...If the killing-spree through-line was ever going to amuse, i...
read more
October 13th, 2016
"Throwing in aerial acts, contortion, dance, and more, 'Slumber' pleases thrill seekers but dies when it tries to be something greater than it can be...Whether it was weak writing or Lee Hubilla’s inability to improv, the direct addresses were nothing short of uncomfortable...Hideaway has somethi...
read more

Related content


Cast & Creatives (15)