Musings on the events inside and outside the gates of Temple Studios at Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man

"…And so it seems that we have met before And laughed before, and loved before…”It wasn’t the last night but it was the last weekend and it was so powerful. I wondered why I hadn’t revisited this scene in months…

"…And so it seems that we have met before
And laughed before, and loved before…


It wasn’t the last night but it was the last weekend and it was so powerful. I wondered why I hadn’t revisited this scene in months…

"I’m going to have to double the dose…"

"I’m going to have to double the dose…"

"In a lonely place, on a silent night…"

"In a lonely place, on a silent night…"

For those of you missing the stars, here’s what seems like a pretty comprehensive and updated list of shows you can catch some of them in, a fair few of which are still ongoing/upcoming. It also includes former TDM cast goings-on outside of the UK as well. It’ll be exciting to see what this talented bunch can do beyond Temple!

A lot of people shared some behind the scenes snippets of their lovely show notes, sketches, handwritten recaps and other moments where Temple Studios trailed into our daily lives… I don’t have a sketchbook for these kinds of things, but The Drowned Man definitely burst out of the margins of my work notebook from when I started here around the same time as my first show. Here are some snapshots of my sketches of varying detail from my notebook, coffee stains and all… Some became proper illustrations, some didn’t, and some I’m still working on. I should mention that these are only a fraction of the TDM-related drawings I found, but when you work a job like mine you end up drawing a lot!

Mary’s repentance

Mary’s repentance

Preparing for the funeral

Preparing for the funeral

"There was a time when man was beast and beast was man…"The Artist and his work.

"There was a time when man was beast and beast was man…"
The Artist and his work.

Anonymous asked:

Hello :-) I've seen some short snippets of video of the show on other sites and wondered whether you had any? Not for any commercial-rubbish sort of use, just to feed addiction and ease mourning! Thanks :-)

Well the official Temple Studios Youtube page has some promotional videos clips that are pretty neat for starters. Their official Instagram page also had some short videos. 

There was a short piece from the BBC back before the show even opened i think which shows Claude and Dolores: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23329899
Also before the show even started they had this promotional video which doesn’t show the set at all but has sounds you’d probably recognise…

If you want to see something incredibly cheesy but which actually captures some of the dances, there was a segment on the BBC One show in the autumn of last year… Maybe watch that one on mute. Also potentially to watch on mute, this band made a music video at Temple Studios….

This video interview with Felix took place around the set as well. 

Then more recently there was a beautifully shot film based on Lila and posted on Dazed

I never took photos or videos myself though, but if you look around on Tumblr or Instagram, you can find some sneaky videos people have been sharing. Did I miss anything? We’re all crossing our fingers we’ll see more media from there someday!

These are the last photos of Temple Studios that I had found and saved. I’m sure there are more photos and videos out there, hopefully everything will continue to be shared as the memory fades and the temple retreats. Soon we’ll have to rely on just those memories, but I’m thankful there continues to be an outpouring of written, drawn, and photographed accounts of The Drowned Man.