"A London troupe thrives with ambitious free-range theater" – New York Times

 

 

PUNCHDRUNK– ‘The Drowned Man’

 

With the National Theatre, Paddington London

2013-2014

Director: Felix Barrett

 

A colloboration with the Punchdrunk theatre company to create sound & music for their immersive masterpiece ‘The Drowned Man- A Hollywood Fable’, co-produced with The National Theatre.

 

Set amidst the fading glamour of 1960s Los Angeles, The Drowned Man explored the darkness of the Hollywood dream, where celluloid fantasy meets desperate reality, and certainty dissolves into a hallucinatory world.

 

This extraordinary theatrical adventure, played to over 190,000 people, each of whom underwent a unique personal journey that unfolded across four levels of a vast 200,000 square foot central London location.

 

Music ranged from ominous drones, early 60’s pulp pop, arrangements of themes from Golden Age Hollywood composers Franz Waxman and Max Steiner, and the creation of a 'dangerous' house band, Walk Of Terror, who performed two shows nightly - on occasion fronted by guest stars such as Amanda Palmer.

Reviews: 

 

/  New York Times  /

/  Telegraph /

/  The Guardian  /

/  Punchdrunk /

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