Forgive these several thousand words of self-indulgence, but it’s a way of keeping (more of) my friends from telling me to STFU about this show.
I have a confession: I saw Sleep No More and didn’t like it. Although I can absolutely understand how it became the phenomenon it is, and how people become so enthralled by the show, I spent too much time where the action wasn’t and was frustrated by following characters whose actions didn’t resonate with me. While I was impressed by the show’s overall scope and the amount of detail that goes into the set dressing, I was really hoping for something…more. (To be fair, I’m going back, and most of the reason why is that when I got home and started reading how veteran SNM fans interpret the show, I felt like I had missed out with my experience.)
Due mostly to lucky timing, none of my reservations regarding SNM applied to The Drowned Man.
Spoilers below the jump