Last night Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, led a delegation from the UK’s cultural industries to visit the McKinnon Hotel in Shanghai's Jing’An District. The Secretary of State for Culture addressed British and Chinese guests at a reception hosted by the British Council as part of the 4th UK-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue.
Felix Barrett, the Artistic Director of Punchdrunk, and Luke Ma, Vice President of SMG Live, spoke at last night’s event about their international collaboration leading to rewarding cultural exchange. This award-winning company originally from the UK has presented its ground-breaking immersive theatre work around the globe for over 15 years.
In an exciting co-production with SMG Live and Chinese artists, Punchdrunk have re-created SLEEP NO MORE in sumptuous cinematic detail, featuring new material and set in 1930s Shanghai. The original creative team have been working on the ground in Shanghai with their Chinese counterparts for several months. This combined with an exceptional level of resource and expertise provided by the Chinese producers, means that SLEEP NO MORE Shanghai achieves an unprecedented level of production values.
Full press release here.