A unique award-winning theatrical event: a site-specific Macbeth-meets-Hitchcock performance piece by Britain's Punchdrunk. More…
Running at the long-abandoned McKittrick Hotel on the extreme western edge of Chelsea, 'Sleep No More' is an adaptation of Macbeth. This piece of environmental theatre is comprised of an indoor promenade performance in which the audience walks at their own pace through a variety of theatrically designed rooms for up to three hours.
See it if You're a fan of elaborate staging. The attention to detail is AMAZING.
Don't see it if If you're looking for a story. It's too spread out to follow in any realistic way. It's very cool but not follow able.
See it if If you like immersive theater. This was well acted and very creative.
Don't see it if If you like traditional theater. If you do not want to be on your feet watching a performance.
See it if you want a thoroughly original, unforgettable, unique, immersive theatrical experience.
Don't see it if you're a strict traditionalist and/or you're not open to a most unconventional staging of Macbeth. (Or you're uncomfortable on your feet.)
See it if you want an immersive experience unlike any you've ever had, you love interpretive dance, or you just feel like running around.
Don't see it if you're not into Macbeth (it's partly based on that story), don't want to move a lot, or don't like dance or no dialogue.
See it if You're interested in being a part of an evening of immersive art.
Don't see it if You think this is going to be a theatrical experience. If anything, it's more of a dance show -- it's theatrical, but it ain't theatre.
See it if you love drama, mystery and magic. Provides a unique experience for each attendee combining dance and music with detailed worlds.
Don't see it if you cannot walk, climb stairs or move comfortable for several hours.
See it if You enjoy interactive theater and walking around a spectacular space and don't need dialogue to enjoy yourself.
Don't see it if You get tired easily or need a strict narrative through-line. There is no dialogue and so many stories you will never see them all.
See it if you want to see something different and immersive, enjoy the dark style of Hitchcock, like to explore and curate your own experience
Don't see it if don't like crowds, want a clear story to follow, can't stand for long periods of time, are offended by nudity and graphic scenes
See it if you want something avant garde and immersive. One of my favorite experiences ever.
Don't see it if you don't like dark spaces or would prefer to sit in a traditional theatre and watch a show.
Also Be bold, open drawers, explore, chase characters. It's worth it.
See it if You want to fully experience another world, are seeking seen immersive experience, want to let out your inner voyeur
Don't see it if You aren't mobile (on your feet the entire time), are afraid of the dark, want a traditional theater experience; sensitive to violence
See it if you plan on going 2-3 more times to follow different characters. Great concept, unwieldy.
Don't see it if you are not interested in chasing performers through a 4 story dark space.
See it if if you are 18 to 25 with little theatrical sophistication .A Halloween house.The skits amateurish, S&M oriented,female abuse! TERRIBLE!
Don't see it if If you have any level of theatrical sophistication or awareness of civilized behavior. Don't waste your money.
See it if you like immersive experiences. The set design is spectacular and almost makes the time worth spending. Also, power walked for 2+ hours!
Don't see it if you are a fan of dialogue. Seeing Macbeth in a victorian setting with NO DIALOGUE?! Really! Shakespeare wouldn't approve.
See it if you can walk around, you want something that you can't get just anywhere.
Don't see it if you get tired easily, you are completely unfamiliar with Macbeth.
See it if you want to wear a mask and walk around a warehouse like structure and not talk to anyone. And to add to your social media that you went.
Don't see it if you looking for a show with a plot that you can follow. You will need to get on the correct path to follow the full story.
See it if you like immersive, non-traditional storytelling, voyeurism, wandering through maze of rooms. Wear comfortable shoes and lightweight clothes
Don't see it if you can't stand or quickly move throughout the whole show, or if you hate feeling there's always something you're missing in the next room
See it if ...You want to roam around with friends in a dark, "atmospheric" place randomly encountering occasional actors
Don't see it if ..You want to experience something with an actual plot and without hordes of tipsy partiers who think they're hip
See it if you are ok on your own, like haunted houses that aren't haunted and/or are fine with figuring things out on your own
Don't see it if you do not like to be touched -- someone is going to touch you, either an actor or another audience member.
See it if you are looking for a unique theater experience that is totally immersive.
Don't see it if you are looking to sit down in a theater and watch. You will have to move around A LOT.
See it if you want your life changed.
Don't see it if you are a sensitive soul. Nudity, blood, and extremely intimate audience interaction (no sex stuff, ya weirdos) are bounteous here.
See it if You want a different theater experience that is truly unique and like nothing else available in NY Hint: Be the last one on the elevator
Don't see it if You have mobility issues or want a passive experience
See it if it's hip! super hip. the idea - and the space - are fabulous, the execution lacking,
Don't see it if you're unwilling to compete with the rest of the audience to get sight lines on unclear dimly lit actors who attempt to evade interpretation