Punchdrunk’s SLEEP NO MORE Shanghai extends due to popular demand 

Paul Zivkovich in Punchdrunk's SLEEP NO MORE Shanghai

Paul Zivkovich in Punchdrunk’s SLEEP NO MORE Shanghai © Yuan Studio

Punchdrunk and co-producers SMG Live announce the extension of their major new production of SLEEP NO MORE, which opened to great acclaim on 14 December. Having previously broken box-office records in Shanghai when it first went on-sale, the current booking period for the much anticipated production sold-out just one week after opening. Tickets are now on-sale until 30 April 2017.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.