Punchdrunk celebrate 200th performance of ‘Sleep No More’ in Shanghai with release of cinematic trailer

Punchdrunk International and co-producers SMG Live today release a cinematic trailer to celebrate the 200th performance of their award-winning production of Sleep No More in Shanghai. The film offers a rare glimpse of the sell-out show.

Sleep No More broke all box office records when it opened, becoming the fastest selling theatrical production in the city. To date, over 58,000 tickets have been sold. Tickets are currently sold out until the end of September, with more due to be released soon. Whilst still in its first year, Sleep No More is already the third longest running show in Chinese theatre history. It has become a trail-blazer for British theatre finding success in new territories.

The Sleep No More experience is closely guarded by the company. By sharing the cinematic trailer, audiences who may not get the chance to see the show in Shanghai can take a look at the ambitious production.

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 time an immersive show of this size has been performed in China. To create this production, the original creative team have collaborated with Chinese co-producers SMG Live and Chinese artists. The production shows the world of 1930s Shanghai in sumptuous cinematic detail, and has attracted a devoted network of followers, some of who have seen the show more than 70 times.

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.


The production is sold out until the end of September 2017. For information on the release of new tickets visit http://www.sleepnomore.cn

Venue: The McKinnon Hotel, 1013 West Beijing Road, Shanghai

Pricing: 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.