Performances of Punchdrunk and National Theatre co-production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable will run at Temple Studios until 18th May 2014.
Amidst the fading glamour of 1960s Los Angeles, stands Temple Studios – a crumbling monument to the golden age of film, seducing wide-eyed dreamers with the promise of wealth and fame. Here, movie stars mingle with hungry young upstarts, while beyond the gates lies a forgotten hinterland where the many rejected by the studio system scratch out a living.
Inspired by Georg Büchner’s fractured masterpiece Woyzeck, The Drowned Man explores the darkness of the Hollywood dream. Celluloid fantasy meets desperate reality, and certainty dissolves into a hallucinatory world.
Punchdrunk is the internationally acclaimed theatre company whose previous award-winning productions include Faust, The Masque of the Red Death, Tunnel 228, The Duchess of Malfi, Sleep No More (all co-directed by Punchdrunk artistic director Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle), It Felt Like A Kiss and The Crash of the Elysium (directed by Felix Barrett). Their current New York show Sleep No More won a 2011 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and a Special Citation For Design And Choreography at the 2010-11 Obie Awards
Friday 21st March 2014