I went to Sleep No More with my friend who heard about its fabulous reviews. After reading a few reviews myself, I was intrigued and felt like I just had to see what it's all about. Now I understand what the previous reviewers are saying- it really is difficult to describe without actually seeing it for yourself.
Be prepared- you will be standing, walking, and occasionally running for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. You will be split up from the people you're with, unless you intentionally stay together, which you shouldn't, as that hinders the experience.
It's set a a historic, dark, (haunted?) hotel and you follow characters around the hotel trying to tell parts of the story of Macbeth in various rooms- a living room, graveyard, bedroom, hotel front desk, a kitchen, and other very random scenes. It's a lot of observation and it's up to you to make the most of it and see things from your own perspective. Even if you have to take a break from following one particular character (you should switch it up every so often anyway) be sure to make it to all the floors- there are sure to be scenes happening on all floors.
For me, just looking to see a unique show, once is enough, but it may be worth seeing if you're looking for a unique off-Broadway production. I thought it was too long and a lot of times there wasn't a whole lot of movement and overall the show is extremely confusing- although I guess that's part of the fun.
So overall, unless you're really into seeing all types of theater experiences, I wouldn't recommend seeing Sleep No More. Regardless, come prepared with an open mind and be prepared to feel like you're in a different zone for a few hours.
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