Punchdrunk’s ‘Sleep No More’ In Shanghai Extends To 12 August 2017

Punchdrunk International and co-producers SMG Live have announced that their production of Sleep No More in Shanghai will now run until 12 August 2017. Tickets for the new six week booking period sold out in just six hours when they went on sale. Sleep No More broke all records when it opened, becoming the fastest selling theatrical production in the city. It has now become the third longest running show in Shanghai theatre history. The show continues to sell out and win great acclaim from audiences, many of whom return again and again.

The company marked a major milestone recently with their 100th performance on Wednesday 3 May. A special celebration took place where audience members were treated to a one-off cabaret night after the show. A selection of new production images of Sleep No More are being released to mark the occasion.

Felix Barrett, Artistic Director of Punchdrunk said:

‘We’ve had the most incredible time creating Sleep No More in Shanghai and I couldn’t be more delighted and proud to be celebrating our 100th performance. We have a phenomenally talented group of people working on the show in China – it’s a true collaboration between local creatives and our core Punchdrunk team. The response from audiences has been astounding. I hope we can continue to build on the success of the story so far.

The company also celebrated as Sleep No More received the prestigious Best Breakthrough Act at Shanghai’s Annual TV & Culture Awards on 13 June. Punchdrunk International’s visceral, tactile and darkly cinematic telling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth, spans five floors of a vast, specially constructed building in the Jing’An district of the city. This is the first immersive work of this scale to be performed in China.

Punchdrunk have presented their ground-breaking immersive theatre work around the globe for over 15 years. To create this new production, they have collaborated with Chinese co-producers SMG Live and Chinese artists. The original creative teams have been working in China with their local counterparts for several months creating a unique production that shows the world of 1930s Shanghai in sumptuous cinematic detail.

The creative team for Punchdrunk’s SLEEP NO MORE is Felix Barrett (Co-Direction, Co-Design and Lighting), Maxine Doyle (Co-Direction and Choreography), Livi Vaughan and Beatrice Minns (Co-Design), Stephen Dobbie (Sound Design), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design) and Colin Nightingale (Creative Producer).

SLEEP NO MORE is performed by an international company, including many long-term Punchdrunk collaborators alongside a host of some of the most exciting and innovative performers China has to offer.


Venue: The McKinnon Hotel, 1013 West Beijing Road, Shanghai
Dates: Booking until 12 August 2017

Wed – Thu evening show, RMB 590

Fri – Sat evening show, RMB 690

Sat – Sun matinee show, RMB 590

In addition a strictly limited number of VIP tickets will be available for all performances.
VIPs receive Fast Pass entry and a complimentary drink on arrival for a supplementary payment of ¥80 RMB

Website: http://www.sleepnomore.cn

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