New photos released of Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable at the Temple Studios
It’s the final few weeks to see Punchdrunk and the National Theatre’s extraordinary production of The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable.
The epic production, which is in a massive warehouse in Paddington renamed The Temple Studios, is playing until 6 July 2014.
These previously unseen images of the show are by photographers Birgit & Ralf.
The show is Punchdrunk’s biggest and most ambitious production yet – a theatrical adventure set within the fading glamour of 1960s Los Angeles.
Temple Studios stands as a crumbling monument to the golden age of film. 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.