The Drowned Man, A Hollywood Fable
If you consider there to be honour in selfless deeds, then what we’re about to tell you should earn us a medal.
A really shiny one.
Because it was in 2007 that we missed out on tickets for Punchdrunk’s epic performance of “The Masque Of The Red Death” (an immersive, critically-acclaimed, theatrical experience in which the audience – wearing masks and cloaks – were given free reign to explore the different rooms of a vast set).
And so we – along with a lot of other people – waited for six years to buy tickets for their next big performance… which we finally did last year. But “The Drowned Man, A Hollywood Fable” has proved to be so popular that it’s still running, and will be for several additional months throughout 2014… for good reason.
“Leap, and the net will appear” – Zen Proverb
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable is Punchdrunk’s interpretation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck, and involves them transforming an entire building in central London into Temple Pictures (where “the Hollywood studio system meets a forgotten hinterland filled with dreamers who exist at the fringes of the movie industry”). The performance has been extended throughout 2014.
NOTE: Tickets to The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable are available at their new website HERE. (Comfortable footwear advisable)
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