Adam Burton prepares for his 7pm performance in Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, which ran for just over a year between June 2013 and July 2014 in the old Paddington Post Office.
Punchdrunk is a British theatre company that since forming in 2000, has pioneered a form of "immersive" theatre in which the audience is free to choose what to watch and where to go.
Set within the fictional "Temple Pictures", The Drowned Man is Punchdrunk's largest theatre installation yet, covering 200,000 sq ft. and catering for up to 600 audience members per show, with a cast of nearly 40. The narrative is communicated through a series of overlapping scenes blending the mediums of interpretive dance, contemporary dance and traditional acting.
The shows are physically demanding and requires particular attention to be given to the preparation of each performance.