HOTEL FOR CRIMINALS
‘Hotel For Criminals is a genuine step forward for America’s musical theatre.’ (Village Voice)
The producer and director behind Halbwelt Kultur (‘Stunning… stirringly evocative’ The Guardian), Up From Paradise (‘A sumptuously satricial show… spot on!’ Everything Theatre), Dr. Selavy’s Magic Theatre (‘Patrick Kennedy harnesses the wackiness in a fabulously weird world’ The Good Review) and The Cherry Orchard (‘The attention to detail is exceptional’ LondonTheatre1) presents the UK premiere of Richard Foreman and Stanley Silverman’s musical Hotel For Criminals.
Hotel For Criminals is a brilliantly sophisticated and funny reworking of Louis Feuillade’s silent film phantasmagoria that chronicles the foul deeds and the mysterious powers of Fantomas and his vampire gang. The audience enters a subterranean world where no boundary, no moment, no person is ever safe or certain. Reality is bent to the whims of Fantomas’s evil imagination and the literal twisted to the point of outrageous.
With music by Obie Award winning and Grammy Award nominated composer Stanley Silverman (Up From Paradise, Dr. Selavy’s Magic Theatre, Africanis Instructus), Hotel For Criminals promises to be the most exciting and subversive show to hit London in 2016.
'Patrick Kennedy provides some of the best stagecraft I’ve seen.’ (One Stop Arts on Halbwelt Kultur)