In collaboration with the National Theatre, the award-winning "immersive" theatre company Punchdrunk stages its most ambitious production to date.
This promenade piece offers a unconvential theatrical journey that unfolds across four levels of a vast London warehouse. Set amid the fading glamour of 1960s Los Angeles, stands the crumbling Temple Studios where film stars mingle with wannabes in a mixture of celluloid fantasy and dark reality.
Each audience member is encouraged to "lose" their friends and seek out their own unique theatre experience; at the outset visitors are provided with a mask which is worn for the duration of the three-hour performance.
Comfortable footwear is essential, and over 16 and 17-year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors are warned that the production features areas of confined space, darkness and the use of strobe lighting.
The show is inspired by Georg Büchner's Woyzeck, which has become one of the most performed and influential plays in the German theatre repertoire. Woyzeck remained incomplete at the time of Büchner's early death in 1837 (aged 23) but has been posthumously "completed" by a variety of authors, editors and translators.
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The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
Temple Studios, 31 London Street, tel. +442074523000.