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Location revealed for Punchdrunk's Drowned Man, extends to 31 Dec

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Award-winning immersive theatre specialists Punchdrunk have revealed the mystery location of their eagerly-anticipated new production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, which has extended booking until 31 December 2013.

A collaboration with the National Theatre, the show is inspired by Georg Büchner's unfinished 19th-century play Woyzeck and will open on 20 June 2013.

According to press material: "Punchdrunk will transform a vast building next door to Paddington Station into the forgotten world of Temple Studios, a legendary film powerhouse."

The building, a former Royal Mail sorting office situated at 31 London Street, is "significantly bigger" than any space Punchdrunk has used before.


31 London Street (image from Google Maps)

The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable is set in a Hollywood studio populated by "dreamers who exist at the fringes of the movie industry". Involving a company of over 30 performers, it will be Punchdrunk's biggest project to date.

The show has been extended until 31 December 2013 due to demand; 50,000 more tickets are now on sale though the National Theatre website.

Led by Felix Barrett, Punchdrunk's previous 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.


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