Last time immersive theatre leading lights Punchdrunk came to town with a full show, demand for their opera ‘Duchess of Malfi’ crashed the website of collaborators English National Opera. So let’s hope the National Theatre’s site can take the strain on Friday morning (March 22) as Punchdrunk’s first full London show since 2010 – and first theatre show since 2007’s ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ – goes on sale. The mad geniuses behind vast choose-your-own-adventure versions of ‘Faust’ (above), and ‘Masque of the Red Death’, are bringing us ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’, a Hollywood-set tale, partly inspired by Georg Buchner’s unfinished masterpiece ‘Woyzeck’. What exactly it will involve – and even where it’ll be, beyond ‘a vast disused building in Zone 1’ – is unknown, but as ever with Punchdrunk, expect to step into a whole other world. And if you can’t wait, read next week’s magazine for a tale of strange things brewing in a shop in Dalston.
For more info, see our Punchdrunk ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’ listing.
Tickets go on sale this Friday (Mar 22) at midday at nationaltheatre.co.uk.