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Sophie Bortolussi

Director - Choreographer - Performer - Teacher

The Drowned Man:

A Hollywood Fable




by Punchdrunk

Co-produced by National Theatre, London, UK

@ Temple Studio, 31 London Street, London

Sophie Bortolussi: Performer Wendy/ Drugstore girl

★★★★★ ‘A huge cult hit that will be talked about for years to come.’ Daily Telegraph


★★★★★ ‘Thrilling. The possibilities for discovery are endless.’ Financial Times


★★★★ ‘Abandon all preconceptions of what theatre should be and prepare yourself for a multi-storey treat.’ Evening Standard


★★★★ ‘A gigantic, mind-altering labyrinth. Brilliant.’ Metro


‘Wildly impressive. As exciting as it is evocative.' The Times

Set amidst the fading glamour of 1960s Los Angeles, The Drowned Man explored the darkness of the Hollywood dream, where celluloid fantasy meets desperate reality, and certainty dissolves into a hallucinatory world.

This extraordinary theatrical adventure has played to over 170,000 people, each of whom have undergone a unique personal journey that unfolded across four levels of a vast central London location.

 Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian Tristram Kenton

Sophie Bortolussi (Wendy) in The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable

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