Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More had sadly closed down along with all the other theaters in March 2020. The alluring and immersive telling of Shakespeare’s MacBeth tried to comeback earlier last fall, but remained shutdown due to the Delta variant.
However, this unforgettable theater experience will officially return to NYC come Valentine’s Day.
Instead of having the traditional divide between the stage and audience, Sleep No More is a living piece that invites the audience to immersive themselves in the story.
In this film noir adaptation, audiences are encouraged to create their own journey for an unforgettable evening that’s equal parts macabre and intoxicating.
Pre-pandemic, guests would receive a mask upon arrival that they were to wear throughout the show. As masks have since become an everyday part of our lives, this year, audience members will still receive masks for the performance, however, they’ll be worn atop KN95 masks that will also be handed out prior to the start of the show.
According to the Times, the space has been completely revamped and redecorated since March 2020. In addition to altered masks and an updated ventilation system, the show will follow new safety protocols to adjust to our world’s current state.
As the story unfolds you’ll be drawn to certain rooms by characters walking through, each with a different storyline to follow. No two people will have the same experience, and most groups that attend the show together will go in different directions once inside.
This experience was created by British theater company Punchdrunk at the McKittrick Hotel, and demonstrates a unique take on what a show can be. The show can last up to 3 hours, depending on your pace moving through each room. This experience is an absolute must for anyone in NYC.
Get your tickets here.