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Sleep No More tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens, offering an audience experience unlike anything else. Audiences move freely through the epic story, creating their own journeys through a film noir world.


Taking Punchdrunk’s work to Asia for the very first time, Punchdrunk International and SMG Live have co-produced a re-imagined version of the original production, now set in Shanghai in the 1930s. This production sees new surprises hidden across five storeys of this newly built building in the Jing’An District.

Sleep No More, Shanghai has re-opened with a reduced audience capacity. A number of modifications have been made to ensure the safety of audiences, performers and production staff.

Find out more on the Sleep No More, Shanghai website.

Sleep No More received the prestigious Best Breakthrough Act at Shanghai’s Annual TV & Culture Awards on 13 June 2017.

The production received a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement in Connected Immersion Theatre in November 2017.

Punchdrunk’s mind-bending, immersive theatre has proved addictive to Shanghai locals.

– Hannah Lack, AnOther Magazine
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Creative Team

  • Directors

    Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle

  • Designers

    Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan and Beatrice Minns

  • Choreographer

    Maxine Doyle

  • Sound Designer

    Stephen Dobbie

  • Lighting Designer

    Felix Barrett

  • Costume Designer

    David Israel Reynoso

  • Creative Producer

    Colin Nightingale

  • Associate Choreographer / Associate Director

    Conor Doyle

  • Executive Creators

    Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle


Punchdrunk are here to bring the Bard back for a new generation with their epic adaptation.

– Catherine Collins, MTV

Punchdrunk are masters at macabre, mind-bending theatre.

– Hannah Lack, AnOther Magazine

…the Punchdrunk product is more potent than ever.

– Samuel Fishwick, Evening Standard


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