The 1865 Project


The Armour

by Ben Ellis

“Because power is fragile, it requires you naked. That is why the most powerful

people in the world have sex in hotels. In fact, having sex in the best hotels makes

you powerful. It doesn’t matter how good the sex is, only how good the hotel is.”

Following this year’s sell out sensation THE HOTEL PLAYS by Tennessee Williams, Defibrillator presents a new production created especially for the Langham’s 150th Anniversary.

THE ARMOUR by Ben Ellis, winner of The Langham 1865 Writer-in-Residence Award, delivers a site-specific drama about the lasting and changing effects of empire.  Audiences will be transported throughout the hotel witnessing stories that explore power, luxury, fragility and intimacy.

3 very different circumstances.
3 moments in history connected.
3 intimate spaces within the first Grand Hotel in Europe.

Runs March 3 – April 4, 2015. A limited number of preview and earlybird tickets are available for just £25 if you book before December 31st.

Read the article in the Evening Standard here

Read The Stage article about the 1865 Project here