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New Photos: Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable

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.

Omar Gordon and Laure Bachelot in The Drowned Man A Hollywood Fable. Photo Birgit & Ralf

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Omar Gordon and Laure Bachelot in The Drowned Man A Hollywood Fable. Photo Birgit & Ralf

The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable at the Temple Studios


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