Hotel Confessions
by Siegfried Lenz, Anouke Brook and Nessah Muthy

About This Project

An adult and a child. A father and a stranger.
What will they confess? Why don’t they leave?


A double-bill of bewitching short plays that explores the chance meeting of strangers, forced to share time, space and secrets in the intimacy of a hotel room. Hotel Confessions is tender, compelling and darkly funny. The Night in the Hotel is written by Anouke Brook after the classic short story Die Nacht im Hotel, by award-winning German writer Siegfried Lenz. Freya & Mr. Mushroom is a new play by exciting British playwright Nessah Muthy.


The Bermondsey Square Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel only 15 minutes walk from London Bridge tube station.


Produced by Troupe for The Building Site Theatre Company in association with Southwark Playhouse.


Reviews for Hotel Confessions at the Bermondsey Square Hotel:

‘A quirky, site-specific double bill.’ Kate Bassett, The Independent

‘Powerful, subtle and engrossing… Both pieces are about trust, strangeness and the nature of theatre itself… A memorable evening.’ Kate Kellaway, The Observer

‘The interaction between the performance and the continuing flow of reality that surrounds it creates a delicious frisson of tension… It’s richly atmospheric.’ Sam Marlowe, The Times

‘The quality of the writing, acting and direction surpasses the gimmick of being staged in a real hotel room… I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did.’ Hazel Tzoi, The Londonist


Costume Supervisor:

Janet Hudson-Holt

Sound Designer:


Mark Carlisle, Andrew Glen, Hatty Jones, Owen Pugh, Amanda Rawnsley


5 - 24 April 2011