Heartbreak Hotel at London’s new riverside venue – The Jetty
This summer, The Jetty – London’s most exciting new riverside arts venue – is transformed into the Heartbreak Hotel, an intricately designed purpose built structure where the audience check-in to an immersive and unique theatre event.
Zoe Wellman of Zebedee Productions said, “Story, characters and narrative are at the heart of everything we do. Encouraging audiences to emotionally invest with the characters they meet, by relating to the stories being played out. Parts of the show are quite surreal but the characters and the experiences are all very human. Audience members are in for an emotional roller-coaster as we explore what it means to be Heartbroken, and the lengths people will go to overcome it. Unlike other immersive productions, where you have to hunt for the narrative, we bring the story to you.”
Welcome to Heartbreak Hotel, a Utopia for lost souls and broken hearts, once a diamond on the English coastline, now as dilapidated and mysterious as thecharacters within its walls.
On arrival, why not check in at the concierge desk opposite North Greenwich tube station to an experience that starts as soon as you set foot on the Greenwich Peninsula (right next to the O2). After a short walk, you’ll discover an abandoned industrial jetty that has been turned into London’s most exciting live arts venue. The Jetty offers the best in immersive theatre, live music, a pop-up cocktail bar, high-quality street food and spectacular views across the Thames.
Heart Break Hotel is playing until 27 September 2015 at The Jetty
The cast include Lucy Benson-Brown, Natalia Campbell, Tom Radford, Will Harrison-Wallace, Ashley Campbell, Jack Brown, Rebecca Oldfield and Brad Clapson.
The Heart Break Hotel is developed by Zoe Wellman and Sam Curtis-Lindsay of Zebedee. Directed by Sam Curtis-Lindsay with dramaturgy by Lucy Benson-Brown, set design by Carla Goodman, Lighting design by Chris Withers and sound design by John McLeod
★★★★ “An atmospheric and strangely enthralling trip around a hotel brimming with heartbreak” The Stage
★★★ “leaves you wanting so much more.” Digital Spy
★★★ “An engaging piece made frustrating by a lack of resolution” The Independent