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A peek inside Punchdrunk’s new book; and how Kanye West reacted when he saw ‘The Drowned Man’

Posted at 3:30 pm, June 16, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
Punch Drunk book The Drowned Man

Still moping about the fact that Punchdrunk’s stunning immersive theatre odyssey ‘The Drowned Man’ is no more? Well, you can now console yourself with ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’, a gorgeous coffee table book of images from the show taken by photographer Julian Abrams.

To mark the launch of the book, Abrams and Punchdrunk artistic director Felix Barrett and associate director Maxine Doyle have each picked three favourite images from the book and given accompanying commentary, including this peach about one Kanye West from Barrett to go with the above picture.

‘For me this was one of the most frightening moments in the show. But not everyone could endure it – in one of our most extreme reactions, Kanye West freaked out and threw the orange around the room. The speakers blew up a week later as a result…’

Check out the rest of our exclusive gallery and commentary.

The new book about Punchdrunk’s ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’ with photographs by Julian Abrams will be available to buy from June 20. You can pre-order a copy here.

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