Sleep No More

About This Episode

What is Sleep No More? It's an interactive and immersive theatrical experience created by British theatre company Punchdrunk, produced within 100,000 square feet of converted warehouse space in Manhattan. It's a self-guided journey through the dark and mysterious secrets of the McKittrick Hotel, in which guests are encouraged to explore an antiquated lunatic asylum, doctor's offices, children's bedrooms, a cemetery, indoor courtyards, shops, a padded cell, a ballroom, taxidermist's menageries, and much more.

It's a dramatic production in which few words are spoken by the performers, and audience members must remain silent and masked at all times. It's primarily the story of Macbeth, but it has also been compared to the works of David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick as well as Lost, BioShock, and Disney's Haunted Mansion. It's a voyeuristic journey into the depths of a "1940's noir nightmare."

It's... pretty hard to describe actually.

ScareHouse Sound Designer Glenn "Delirium Dog" Ricci, a frequent guest of the McKittrick Hotel, joins a roundtable of fellow Sleep No More experts for an extended conversation about this innovative and unforgettable production. Plus, actress Careena Melia invites us into the Manderley Bar for a rare conversation about her portrayal of Hecate and her nightly interactions with scores of masked and anonymous audience members.

Visit sleepnomorenyc.com for tickets and more information. For links from this episode, visit Delirium Dog's blog.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

Subscribe today for new episodes of our ScareHouse podcast. Help us reach new listeners when you leave positive reviews and feedback on iTunes. THANK YOU for your support!

Like ScareHouse on Facebook.
Follow ScareHouse on Twitter.
Watch ScareHouse on YouTube.

Episode Details

July 24th, 2012

1 hr 21 mins

Download MP3 (75.5 MB)