Punchdrunk's THE DROWNED MAN Extends Until May 18
Performances of Punchdrunk and National Theatre co-production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable will run at Temple Studios until 18 May 2014. Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale at www.templestudioslondon.com or 020 7452 3000.
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