Photo by Joe Dunckley
Tunnel 228, the warren of long-abandoned British Rail service tunnels beneath Waterloo station that Punchdrunk turned into an immersive theatrical experience last year, is to return as a performance and exhibition space.
Now known as the Old Vic Tunnels (there's a clue to the patronage in the title), the space will host at least four shows this year, each running between two and five weeks, reports What's On Stage.
Last year's Punchdrunk show (the hidden website for which is still running) was fully booked within days of being announced, the 15,000 tickets going mainly to the capital's in-the-know theatrical cognoscenti. Perhaps mindful of the need for broader appeal, the Old Vic has planned, as the 2010 season's final show, a production called Platform, which will see 100 Londoners devise a site-specific piece of theatre; open auditions will be held later in the year.