and darkness descended
london • 2011
Presented by Punchdrunk and Sony Playstation.
Punchdrunk were asked to create an immersive experience inspired by the game Resistance 3 to promote its release. Using the myriad of tunnels underneath Waterloo train station, we explored the role of the audience as player, participant and character to create a unique survival horror experience that transcended theatre and gaming.
The empty shell of a space was turned into a post apocalyptic world with an abandoned hospital, a giant storage room full wall to ceiling of boxes, science labs, survival camps, caves and factories.
Groups were told to stick together as they struggled to send a message to the allies. The longer you survived the more you’d see..
Directors: Hector Harkness and Katy Balfour
Designer: Livi Vaughan
Sound Design: Stephen Dobbie and Sam Andrews
Lighting Designer: Lee Jones
Photos by Stephen Dobbie