TUNNEL 228

Just before Punchdrunk's fame launched with Sleep No More, I worked with Arden Entertainment to create an immersive show inspired by Fritz Lang's silent masterpiece, Metropolis

Tunnel 228 showcased the work of 23 artists working in the unclassifiable territory between theatre and contemporary art in the long-forgotten tunnels beneath Waterloo Station.

A very cool “pop up” art show and theatre experience, Tunnel 228 seemed to have come out of nowhere. From a mysterious website which posed as a legit rail cleaning business, people could get free tickets to the event via a hidden link.

 

COLLABORATING ARTISTS

ATMA
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
Philip Cath & Khloe Sjogren
Doug Foster
Paul Fryer
Susanna Hertrich
Lightning & Kinglyface
Mark Jenkins
Alastair Mackie
Kate McGwire
Anthony Micallef
Luke Montgomery
Polly Morgan
Olympia Scarry
Petroc Sesti
Slinkachu
Ben Tyers
Vhils
Hugo Wilson
Xenz & Busk

PRESS

The Guardian "this is recognisably our world, but also something quite other"

Time Out "Some Punchdrunk followers were led to it via a train company website...And by the time the Guardian ran a news piece on it, it was fully booked...the free-of-charge theatre/art installation has had zero conventional publicity"

Evening Standard "With minimum publicity, Punchdrunk, that astonishing exponent of "immersive" theatre, has unearthed another wondrous found space to wow us all over again with its unrivalled vision"

The show included work by ATMA, Mark Jenkins, Antony Micallef, Slinkachu, Polly Morgan, Vhils, Xenz, and Busk. If you were able to get tickets, it was moving, frightening, and memorable.

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No company has done more to expand the idea of what theatre can do than the engrossing, meticulous, shrewdly secretive and constantly changing Punchdrunk.
— The Observer
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Exquisite, visceral theatre.
— Evening Standard
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It’s a sure sign that a company is firing on all cylinders when it doesn’t just keep repeating the same formula but tries something different ... as if the future is already here, without us having noticed its arrival.
— The Guardian
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