At first when I passed the activity on Good's WayI thought it was just another old building being demolished, but then I realised that there was no building on the site and what I was seeing was a building be erected and not torn down.
After some further investigation I learned exactly what was going on – an outdoor spectacle was being created!!!!!
Here is the blurb from The Sadler's Wells website. The event looks fantastic and I've already booked my tickets – Outdoor Theatre in King's Cross, now that has to be a good thing!!!
Electric Hotel is a uniquely designed outdoor spectacle, a fly-by-night hotel brought vividly to life through dance and sound by the team of David Rosenberg (director and co-founder of Shunt) and Frauke Requardt (choreographer, Pictures from an Exhibition at Sadler's Wells/Young Vic) with Börkur Jónsson (designer, Woyzeck at Barbican, Metamorphosis at Lyric Hammersmith) and Ben and Max Ringham (composition and sound design).
The weird and wonderful Electric Hotel appears against the dramatic and unusual backdrop of the last remaining Victorian ironwork Gas Holder at King's Cross Central. The action takes place in a four storey temporary structure, 20 metres wide by 14 metres high. It has a total load of 48 tonnes, requiring 40 ton cranes to transport it.
Some time ago, an unspeakable incident destroyed the reputation of the five star Electric Hotel. The woman involved in the event returns. Sitting on the outside looking in, the audience snatch glimpses of the do-not-disturb lives unfolding behind the floor to ceiling windows. Wearing headphones to eavesdrop on the internal spaces of the building they watch the residents in their private rooms: the natural habits, the unnatural fantasies and housekeeping of wildly varied quality.