Punchdrunk Will Bring Cinematic Sleep No More to Chelsea in March

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The British theatre company Punchdrunk will bring its world of immersive theatre to New York City in March. The troupe has re-imagined an empty commercial space, which formerly served as a Chelsea nightclub, as a new setting for its Macbeth-inspired work, Sleep No More.

The space at 530 West 27th Street has been transformed into the chic McKittrick Hotel (also a Victorian-style location made famous in the Hitchcock film "Vertigo"), which will house Sleep No More for a six-week engagement beginning March 7.

Known for turning found spaces into unique environments for its works, Punchdrunk previously staged Sleep No More at The Old Lincoln School in Brookline Village, MA, for the American Repertory Theater in late 2009.

The film noir-inspired Sleep No More takes a non-linear approach to its storytelling, allowing theatergoers to freely explore the dark environment, where scenes, tableaux and scenarios play out, conjuring the world and themes of Shakespeare's bloody tale.

Punchdrunk artistic director Felix Barrett directs and designs the production, which will have co-direction and choreography by Maxin Doyle, sound design by Stephen Dobbie. Design associates are Beatrice Minns and Livi Vaughan.

Casting will be announced shortly. The New York debut of Sleep No More is presented by Emursive's Randy Weiner (The Donkey Show), Arthur Karpati and Jonathan Hochwald.

Tickets, priced $75, are available by visiting OvationTix.

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