New York Itinerary- Day 9

For those travelling to New York City with men, children or if you happen to have an avid interest in space, war ships/submarines or planes then Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is the place for you. Centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid visitors can look through a naval base, submarine and visit the Space Shuttle Pavillion to view the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for the space shuttle program

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The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is next to the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise and although we didn’t do it ourselves it seemed quite popular.

That evening we were extremely fortunate to go to the interactive theatre show Sleep No More. I can’t rave about this enough, I also can’t tell you too much about it with fear of spoiling the surprise. What I can tell you is that it is set in an old warehouse, 5-6 stories in size. The exact size is hard to tell. You enter and are given a card. Then you proceed to the bar where absolutely everyone is in character and won’t break it. They call your card up, hand you a creepy white mask, give you instructions (no one is to talk but curiosity is rewarded) and let you loose on a random floor. You will be separated from your group, but that is part of why it is so fun!

The show follows the story of Macbeth, albeit there is no spoken work. There is music and dancing and an atmosphere of curiosity and uncertainty. Set in the 1920’s or so each room/floor has a different theme. The show goes for 3 hours but you are welcome to leave at any time, although I recommend staying until the end. Prepare for an experience like no other and each character tells a different story so follow them around and listen to it (so to speak). You get out of this experience what you put in, like a true-life choose-your-own-adventure. You can wander aimlessly through all the floors inspecting the tiny clues left, created with minute attention to detail. You could follow one character around, or you can follow all over the three hours.

Truly a unique experience it’s highly recommended for those who aren’t into traditional theatre or musicals.




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