Corinthia Hotel London has announced the launching of a series of theatrical performances, entitled “Above and Beyond”, by immersive theatre specialists, Look Left Look Right. Slated from March 18 until April 14, the winners of the Corinthia Artist in Residence 2013 is expected to “take audiences on a thrilling journey of intrigue and suspense” with this offering.
Taking place against the backdrop of a fully operational hotel, this performance from the Look Left Look Right team encourages the traditionally passive audience member to be willing to take on the role of the protagonist. Each participant will be guided through a number of one-on-one encounters and experiences throughout the hotel, from the soaring dome of the Lobby Lounge and Victorian Ballroom to the previously unseen back of house areas. There will be 24 performances a night with individuals taking part in approximately 15 scenes lasting anything from 10 seconds to seven minutes long. The play will last around 70 minutes for each participant.
The theater company’s artistic director Mimi Poskitt and writers Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Katie Lyons have now taken up residence at Corinthia London for a month to produce this creation. During their residency they will gather historic stories from the building’s past life as the Ministry of Defence and glamorous Hôtel Métropole to build the layered narrative of the interactive play.
Look Left Look Right was selected for the Corinthia residency from an array of entrants including some of the UK’s leading voices in the theatre scene, such as The Donmar Warehouse’s Josie Rourke, The Bush Theatre’s Madani Younis and Dan Stevens.
The Corinthia Artist in Residence is an annual initiative which champions British talent within different disciplines of the arts. 2012 saw photographic artist Noémie Goudal create three large scale pieces of work under the brief of ‘Unknown Views’ for display in the hotel.
Available is a package including two tickets for the “Above & Beyond” immersive play held at Corinthia Hotel London, and a one night stay in luxury accommodation followed by an English Breakfast for two in The Northall. It is available from March 18 until April 14.