Theatre company Look Left Look Right presents a site specific theatrical performance at Corinthia Hotel London where the audience has a one-to-one experience with the cast. Above and Beyond introduces characters based on the people that work or stay at the luxurious hotel and is set in different eras to reflect the building's history. The audience becomes part of the play as they are guided through different encounters and experiences. The multi-award winning theatre company is renowned for its innovative and immersive productions, picking up two awards at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 'You Once Said Yes' and beat off stiff competition to become the Corinthia Artist in Residence so this latest piece is an intriguing prospect.
The historic Metropole building in Whitehall has been returned to its original use as a hotel, and the results of the no-expense-spared renovations of the Corinthia Hotel London were unveiled on 16th April 2011. The building first opened in 1885 as the Hotel Metropole - a grand venue popular for banquets, balls and dinner parties - but, like much of Northumberland Avenue, it was requisitioned during the First World War and has been used by the Ministry of Defence since the Second World War. More about Corinthia Hotel London