Secret location for Punchdrunk production

Date Posted: 28/03/2013

Punchdrunk theatre company has announced details of its first large-scale production in London for six years. The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, a co-production with the National Theatre, will play at a secret location in London from 20th June to 29th September.

The Drowned Manis set to be housed in a large disused building in central London, the location of which is yet to be revealed.

A brief synopsis of The Drowned Man

Set in a seedy Hollywood underworld; step into the domain of Temple Pictures, where the Hollywood studio system meets a forgotten hinterland filled with dreamers who exist at the fringes of the movie industry.

Teachers planning to take a school group to see the play can expect a theatrical journey, which follows its protagonists along the precipice between illusion and reality.

More about Punchdrunk

Led by Felix Barrett, Punchdrunk is an internationally acclaimed theatre company whose previous award-winning productions include: Faust, The Masque of the Red Death, Tunnel 228, It Felt Like A Kiss, The Duchess of Malfi, Sleep No More and The Crash of the Elysium.

Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theatre said: “Punchdrunk have provided some of my most exciting dramatic experiences over the past decade. We are delighted to be working with them again in London after a six-year gap while they wowed New York; I can’t wait to see their new theatrical adventure.”

Concessional rates are available.

For further school travel information visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk.

Photo credit: Simon Kane.

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