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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Stage is set at Corinthia Hotel London for Above and Beyond:


A one on one theatrical experience in London’s 21st century grand hotel

The stage is set at Corinthia Hotel London for a series of unique and exhilarating theatrical performances, entitled Above and Beyond, by immersive theatre specialists, Look Left Look Right. From 18th March until 14th April 2013, the winners of Corinthia Artist in Residence 2013 will take audiences on a thrilling journey of intrigue and suspense.

Uniquely taking place against the backdrop of a fully operational hotel, the Look Left Look Right team encourages the traditionally passive audience member to be open minded and willing as they 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 ten seconds to seven minutes long. The play will last around 70 minutes for each participant.

The theatre 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 their creative vision. 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 that captures the hotel’s beauty and vibrant past.
Look Left Look Right were selected for the prestigious Corinthia residency from an impressive array of entrants by the esteemed panel of judges 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, actor of Downton Abbey fame.

The Corinthia Artist in Residence is a unique annual initiative which champions British nurtured 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.

Corinthia Hotel London guests can join a night of adventure and suspense:

The ultimate immersive theatre package

Enjoy a night of adventure and suspense with the unique immersive theatre package at Corinthia Hotel London.  Hotel guests can experience exhilarating interactive performances followed by a stay in luxury accommodation from £375.

Winners of Corinthia Artist in Residence 2013, immersive theatre specialists Look Left Look Right, will take individuals on a thrilling journey of intrigue and mystery using the backdrop of the fully operational hotel from 18th March until 14th April 2013. 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.

This unique luxury package includes 2 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.

Available from 18th March until 14th April 2013 from £375 based on two adults sharing