Punchdrunk

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The Lost Lending Library review – immersive family show champions the magic of books
Punchdrunk Enrichment’s site-specific project for children aged six to 11 turns a historic building into a secretive library

Chris Wiegand

29, Oct, 2021 @9:17 AM

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Punchdrunk to stage epic ‘future noir’ drama in old London arms factory
Dystopian Trojan war play The Burnt City will be company’s costliest and most ambitious immersive production

Chris Wiegand

05, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Jude Law: 'When I became a parent, I would cry at anything'
As he plays a troubled dad trapped on a sinister island in The Third Day, the star reveals how the drama unlocked his deepest parenting fears – and shares his worries about its 12-hour, live-action section

Emine Saner

07, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Pokémon Go creator joins Punchdrunk theatre for interactive venture
Immersive theatre company and augmented-reality game developer Niantic team up to explore ideas that fuse ‘physical and digital worlds’

Keza MacDonald

30, Jun, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Punchdrunk and Sky announce world's first immersive TV drama
The Third Day, starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris, will be followed by a theatrical event by the world-renowned company

Hannah J Davies

12, Feb, 2020 @7:30 PM

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The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century
A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … we pick the finest new works of theatre since 2000

Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

17, Sep, 2019 @2:43 PM

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The really empty space: do you need actors to make theatre?
From Enda Walsh’s disembodied voices to a Royal Court escape room, experimental theatre is being made without performers

Matt Trueman

21, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'Playable shows are the future': what Punchdrunk theatre learned from games
When one critic hailed the company’s immersive show ‘game of the year’, founder Felix Barrett explored video games’ non-linear storytelling. Now he spies a new frontier for the stage

Alysia Judge

08, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Battersea Arts Centre seeks new artistic director after David Jubb stands down
Jubb, who has spent 15 years in the role, is to leave the arts centre which has fully reopened after its fire three years ago

Chris Wiegand

12, Oct, 2018 @12:19 PM

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Small Wonders review – Punchdrunk take the kids to Nanny's house of mischief
The immersive theatre pioneers invite the audience into a grandmother’s pebbledash home and bring her memories to life

Miriam Gillinson

11, Jun, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The problem with immersive theatre: why actors need extra protection from sexual assault
Performers in the experiential show Sleep No More allege that they were sexually assaulted by patrons, raising concerns about the vulnerability of actors

Alexis Soloski

12, Feb, 2018 @4:45 PM

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London diners get immersed in the jazz age, Bombay style
Actors reproduce lost world of ‘Indian noir’ in former art deco department store, which will afterwards become part of the Dishoom restaurant chain

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

18, Nov, 2017 @1:58 PM

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