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The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable Party

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

Punchdrunk has announced a special party on Saturday, May 10, 2014, which will take place at Temple Studios, the labyrinthine film studios that house The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable.

Featuring live music with guest performers, DJs and more, this is a rare chance to experience Temple Studios and meet its stars out of hours, as its gates are unlocked for a unique night of 1960s Hollywood decadence.

A strict dress code of ‘Celestial Glamour’ will be enforced at the door for all ticket holders.

Set amidst the fading glory of 1960s Los Angeles, Temple Studios is a crumbling monument to the golden age of film, seducing wide-eyed dreamers with the promise of wealth and fame. 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.

The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable is directed by Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle and designed by Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan and Beatrice Minns, with choreography by Maxine Doyle, lighting design by Mike Gunning and sound design by Stephen Dobbie

To watch The Drowned Man Trailer visit

Tickets: Party only: £25 (8.30pm – 1am); Party and The Drowned Man show package: £75 (5pm – 5.50pm show entry, party till 1am). To book visit

Temple Studios, 31 London Street, W2 1DJ


Presented by Punchdrunk and the National Theatre, The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable is booking until July 6, 2014, when it will close after a full year of performances. General tickets are on sale at or 020 7452 3000.

The performance lasts up to three hours. There are six arrival times in 10 minute intervals.

Tuesday at 7pm, £37.50.

Wednesday at 7pm, £37.50.

Thursday at 7pm, £37.50.

Friday at 5pm, £35 and at 9pm, £47.50.

Saturday at 5pm, £55 and at 9pm, £55.

Sunday at 5pm, £47.50.

16 – 26 years and concession tickets are £25 subject to availability.

NB: This is a promenade production. Comfortable footwear recommended. Suitable for ages 16+.