Sleep No More
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Sleep No More
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Sleep No More NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(1483 Ratings)
Positive
89%
Mixed
6%
Negative
5%
Members say
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Intense

About the Show

An award-winning site-specific Macbeth-meets-Hitchcock performance piece by Britain's Punchdrunk.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (1,294)

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77 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Innovative, Absorbing, Great staging, Disturbing, Confusing

See it if you like the unexpected; are ready to be surprised; love Shakespeare in any form or shape; like immersive experiences

Don't see it if you are claustrophobic, don't like surprises or the unexpected; like to see a show sitting down; don't have too much time;

52 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Must see, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Immersive theater, exploring, unique experiences, interactive sets

Don't see it if Claustrophobic, being separated from others in your party, traditional theater

50 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Intense, Epic, Ambitious, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if you want an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience.

Don't see it if you're not really into Shakespeare.

135 Reviews | 26 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if THE SINGLE BEST THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE I'VE HAD

Don't see it if you're tired. this requires lots of walking around

166 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Epic, Participatory, Captivating, Mysterious, Absorbing

See it if you have the curiosity bug, if you enjoy non traditional theatre (immersive) be warned the tone and music is dark, you will be alone.

Don't see it if you get scared easily, like a traditional story.

115 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Great play similar to Macbeth, in a older hotel style in NYC on 27 th. street. No issues with the production, great performance, must see.

Don't see it if If you dislike any plays by Shakespeare walk away. It has similarities to MacBeth.

61 Reviews | 12 Followers
100
Must see, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a unique theater experience with amazing performances and the ability to explore the space and story as you please

Don't see it if you need a cohesive story or dialogue. you may move in and out of storylines which can be confusing. you don’t want to walk around for hours

180 Reviews | 44 Followers
100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful, Riveting, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy post-modern reconstructions of western cultural touchstones, immersive theatre, and profoundly effective visual imagery.

Don't see it if you have any mobility issues/don't want to stand or walk for 3 hours during a show. Read more

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
April 13th, 2011
For a previous production

“Sleep No More” is, in short, a voyeur’s delight, with all the creepy, shameful pleasures that entails. As conceived by Punchdrunk, this tale of regicide taps the same impulses that draw us to Agatha Christie mysteries and sensational tabloids, flavored with the snob appeal of biographies of self-destructive aristocrats."
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Time Out New York
March 15th, 2012
For a previous production

"A multitude of searing sights crowd the spectator's gaze at the bedazzling and uncanny theater installation Sleep No More...A true astonishment, turning six warehouse floors into a purgatorial maze that blends images from the Scottish play with ones derived from Hitchcock movies—all liberally doused in a distinctly Stanley Kubrick eau de dislocated menace."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 15th, 2011
For a previous production

"What in Hecate’s name is Sleep No More? A dance-theater horror show? A wordless, nonlinear mash-up of Macbeth and the darker psychosexual corners of Hitchcock? A six-story Jazz Age haunted house for grown-ups and anyone who’s ever entertained sick cineast-y fantasies of living inside a Kubrick movie? ’Tis all these, and more besides. It was a lovely evening in hell, one I’ll be recovering from for some time."  
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New Yorker
May 2nd, 2011
For a previous production

"I felt that the primary impulse was to make theatre matter, to have an over-all emotional effect, in which décor and dance are equal to the dramaturgy, as in eighteenth-century operas...Does this mean that, if one forgets moments of the piece in this doomed party atmosphere, it’s superficial? Yes. Does this mean that the profound role the piece plays in altering one’s consciousness makes it a deep work, too? Yes."
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New York Daily News
April 14th, 2011
For a previous production

"Ambition is the fatal flaw in "Macbeth," but it's the key to the success of "Sleep No More," a sensational interactive theater piece inspired by imagery from the Scottish play and Alfred Hitchcock thrillers."
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The Washington Post
April 23rd, 2011
For a previous production

"This isn’t faddish hipster ephemera. Far from it. Chances are, you’ll walk away from “Sleep No More” obsessing over its myriad details, chewing over your peculiarly intoxicating trip in a way no traditional theatergoing can match. Punchdrunk stakes its art on an ancient, even primitive premise: There is no source of storytelling as powerful as the human body."
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Theatermania
April 13th, 2011
For a previous production

"Bring an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and perhaps a decent working knowledge of Shakespeare's Macbeth, and you will have a fascinating time at Sleep No More, the simply astonishing environmental theater piece now playing in Chelsea. Theatergoers will find themselves wanting to return to the McKittrick time and again to dive into this deliciously eerie experience."
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Theatre is Easy
April 10th, 2011
For a previous production

"There are two distinct parts of 'Sleep No More': the physical production, and the personal experience, and both are apt reasons to attend...'Sleep No More' is full of surprise revelation and poignant moments; what makes it unique for a theatrical piece is both the ability for these moments to come even when actors are nowhere to be seen, and the intense level of absorption that occurs during the experience."
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