Performances of Punchdrunk and National Theatre promenade co-production of The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable has had its run extended at Temple Studios until June 29.
Amid 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 and Sleep No More.
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.
Temple Studios is right next to Paddington Station. The performance lasts up to three hours. There are six arrival times in 10 minute intervals.
Comfortable footwear is recommended. Suitable for ages 16+
For more information go to www.punchdrunk.com or www.templestudioslondon.com