5 – 24 April 2011
An intimate site-specific performance at the Bermondsey Square Hotel, in association with Southwark Playhouse
An adult and a child. A father and a stranger.
What will they confess? Why don’t they leave?
A double-bill of bewitching short plays that explores the chance meeting of strangers, forced to share time, space and secrets in the intimacy of a hotel room. Hotel Confessions is tender, compelling and darkly funny. The Night in the Hotel is written by Anouke Brook after the classic short story Die Nacht im Hotel, by award-winning German writer Siegfried Lenz. Freya & Mr. Mushroom is a new play by exciting British playwright Nessah Aisha Muthy.
The Bermondsey Square Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel only 15 minutes walk from London Bridge tube station.
Cast: Mark Carlisle, Andrew Glen, Hatty Jones, Owen Pugh, Amanda Rawnsley.
Director: Anouke Brook, Designer: Gabriela Restelli, Sound Designer: Amber Priestley, Costume Supervisor: Janet Hudson-Holt, Sound Operator: Chris Tuffin, Producer: Ashley Cook.
‘A quirky, site-specific double bill’ (The Independent)
‘Powerful, subtle and engrossing… Both pieces are about trust, strangeness and the nature of theatre itself… A memorable evening’ (The Observer)
‘The interaction between the performance and the continuing flow of reality that surrounds it creates a delicious frisson of tension… It’s richly atmospheric’ (The Times)
‘The quality of the writing, acting and direction surpasses the gimmick of being staged in a real hotel room… I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did’ (The Londonist)