The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable

Temple Studios, 31 London Street,  W2 • JULY 2013 - JULY 2014

Presented by Punchdrunk and the National Theatre.


Have you ever seen nature inside out? When the sun stands at midday and it's as if the world was going up in flames?

Step into the world of Temple Pictures where the Hollywood studio system meets a forgotten hinterland filled with dreamers who exist at the fringes of the movie industry. Here, celluloid fantasy clings to desperate realism and certainty dissolves into a hallucinatory world.


The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable limited edition book with photographs by Julian Abrams is available from our shop.



"A huge cult hit that will be talked about for years to come." 

The Daily Telegraph



"Thrilling. The possibilities for discovery are endless"

 The Financial Times



"A gigantic, mind-altering labyrinth. Brilliant." 



Directors: Felix Barrett & Maxine Doyle
Choreographer: Maxine Doyle
Designers: Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan, Beatrice Minns
Lighting Designer: Mike Gunning
Sound Design & Composition: Stephen Dobbie

Photos by Julian Abrams