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Punchdrunk’s Felix Barrett on the immersive pioneer’s greatest hits: ‘Always change the rules as you go’

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Felix Barrett is the artistic director of Punchdrunk, the pioneering theatre company that really sent immersive theatre mainstream with a series of acclaimed shows over more than two decades. Here he talks about the company’s key shows…

Battersea Arts Centre (2007)

Stephen Dobbie

We had done a couple of big shows in huge derelict spaces. Faust had been in an old sorting office in Wapping and we gratefully had the backing of the National. I think Tom Morris introduced us to his old stomping ground at the Battersea Arts Centre, and said the next radical thing to do, rather than taking over a disused space would be to reinvent a working space.

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