A group of mysterious figures in white masks edge their way along a dark corridor, sweat dripping from every orifice. It's a terrifying sight. And that's just the audience.
'The Drowned Man' is the latest production from immersive theatre company Punchdrunk. Subtitled 'A Hollywood Fable', it's staged across four floors of a former sorting office in London's Paddington, transformed for the night into Temple Studios.
We're not told a lot in advance. And we arguably don't really know a lot more by the the end.
We do know that there are two parallel love affairs - both doomed. One takes place within the walls of a 1960s Hollywood studio and the other in a small, dusty town that lies outside. We also know that the studio has been deserted since one fateful night back in 1962.
The experience begins with audience members packed into a lift for a few choice words from one of the cast, before being unleashed to explore this world for ourselves. And it is a world.
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