Performer (Ellen, 2013) | Punchdrunk
A theatrical journey through Peter Grimes’ Aldeburgh. Lines between spaces, performer and spectator blur to create an unforgettable experience. This version sets the story somewhere between George Crabbe’s poem The Borough and Britten’s masterpiece, Peter Grimes. It takes audience members on individual theatrical journeys around Grimes’ town, following in his footsteps and hearing Britten’s score.
“Punchdrunk’s gift has always been the ability to make it feel as if you’ve been plunged into a parallel universe. The spooky beauty of this latest work is that they achieve it, not within an enclosed space, but on the streets of Aldeburgh in broad daylight.” ☆☆☆☆ The Guardian
Punchdrunk works to create the unforgettable theatrical experiences of the future. The company has pioneered a game changing form of theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Blending classic texts, physical performance, award-winning design installation and unexpected sites, the company’s infectious format rejects the passive obedience usually expected of audiences.
Fran has worked for Punchdrunk since it was founded in 2000, and has also been a regular creator/performer for Punchdrunk Enrichment since 2009.