The Drowned Man: 1950's Hollywood

East London based Punchdrunk describes their work as "a game changing form of immersive theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds."

They're the crazy genius people behind Sleep No More in New York and The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, which I saw last Friday in London.

The Drowned Man takes you to a dark, twisted, seedy version of 1950's/early 1960's Hollywood. There's also an entire floor covered in sand. On this floor exists a motel, a murder, and a scarecrow funeral, so that's cool.

After one very select song was featured in the performance, it got me to thinking about/obsessing over the 50s, The Shangri-La's, wearing floral dresses, flats and bouncy ponytails.