Deep within an empty city centre office block, archive film, installation design and music combine with the disorienting whirl of a fairground ghost train.

It Felt Like a Kiss¬†told the story of America’s rise to power in the golden age of pop and the nightmare that came back to haunt us all.

The production won Punchdrunk the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Special Entertainment.

“I’ve never seen a more ambitious, elaborate example of site-specific work.”

– Benedict Nightingale, The Times

Creative Team

  • Directors

    Felix Barrett

  • Designers

    Livi Vaughan & Beatrice Minns

  • Lighting Designer

    Euan Maybank

  • Sound Design & Composition

    Stephen Dobbie

  • Production Consultant

    Colin Nightingale

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  • American postbox open. Green lawn. White trailer. Deckchairs on grass.
    It Felt Like A Kiss Punchdrunk’s It Felt Like A Kiss. Photography by Stephen Dobbie
  • Dark room filled with mini TV's and a silhouette in the centre
    It Felt Like a Kiss Gallery image2 Punchdrunk’s It Felt Like A Kiss. Photograph by Stephen Dobbie.
  • An empty office with tables, cabinets and
    It Felt Like a Kiss gallery image Punchdrunk’s It Felt Like A Kiss. Photograph by Stephen Dobbie.
  • Dark store room with lots of boxes and 'It Felt Like A Kiss' poster.
    It Felt Like A Kiss Punchdrunk’s It Felt Like A Kiss. Photography by Stephen Dobbie
  • Picnic blanket, green grass and deckchair.
    It Felt Like A Kiss Punchdrunk’s It Felt Like A Kiss. Photography by Stephen Dobbie

Reviews

“Punchdrunk release you into the outside world looking at it differently. They are one of the hubs of theatrical life.”

– Susannah Clapp, The Observer

“Defying convention is the norm for Punchdrunk, the group behind a string of immersive theatre events that have already entered modern London folklore.”

– Rhiannon Harries, Independent on Sunday

“Ambitious, elaborate example of site-specific work.”

– Benedict Nightingale, The Times
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