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 PUNCHDRUNK / Image: The Masque of the Red Death / Photographer: Stephen Dobbie
PUNCHDRUNK

Site-specific events|Installation-based performance|Immersive Theatre

SIZE OF COMPANY
22–32 on the road

SCALE OF VENUE
Medium to large

PERMANENT STAFF
Artistic Director
Felix Barrett
Executive Producer
Colin Marsh
Associate Director
Maxine Doyle
Director of Operations
Colin Nightingale
Enrichment Manager
Peter Higgin
Technical Manager
Euan Maybank
Sound and Brand
Stephen Dobbie

ARTISTIC POLICY
Punchdrunk are the acknowledged pioneers of a new form of immersive theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside deeply atmospheric, theatrical worlds. Blending classic texts, award-winning design installation and extraordinary sites, the company’s infectious format transports the viewer from the passive familiarity of conventional theatre to a state of activated imagination.

REVIEW EXTRACTS
There’s nothing else in British theatre quite like a Punchdrunk show.
The Times (The Masque of the Red Death)
This is the most astonishing event, not just in theatre but in the whole of London.
The Observer (Faust)
Theatre for the interactive age.
The New York Times (Faust)

CURRENT PRODUCTIONS
The Masque of the Red Death
A Punchdrunk and BAC Production. An immersive trip through the cracks of Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre imagination. (3 hours continuous looped performance, 25 performers, 32 on the road).
Faust
An award-winning epic told in breath-taking dramatic and sensory detail. Contains nudity. (3-hours continuous looped performance, 22 performers, 29 on the road).
Sleep No More
Shakespeare’s Macbeth reconstructed as Hitchcock thriller. Suitable for performance in any, large disused building. (3 hours continuous looped performance, 12 performers, 4-piece band, 22 on the road).

FUTURE PRODUCTIONS
Punchdrunk has several major new productions in the pipeline for 2009 through 2011. Please contact the company for further information.

WRAP-AROUND
Residencies, master classes and practical workshops in immersive theatre processes, physical text, contact improvisation and installation design for all ages 14+. Opportunities for local artists, students and community volunteers to be involved in design and installation, supporting performer roles and event management.

TOURING AVAILABILITY
On request from spring 2009.