Arbonauts bring The Desire Machine to the Thames Tunnel Shaft

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When: 14 – 25 July 2015, 8pm

Where: Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF

Tickets: £25 full price, £15 concession, £15 tickets for local residents Tickets in association with the Midnight Apothecary are available on Saturday night performances (price £30). See below for more information

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What: This July, Arbonauts bring their performance installation The Desire Machine to the secretive Brunel Tunnel Shaft, in Southwark. 

From the 14th-25th July the South-East London based performance company will take audiences 10 meters below the banks of the Thames into a seldom-visited subterranean space and The Machine that awaits.

The Desire Machine is a 360° experience blending a highly visual style of performance with an intense soundscape that plunges audiences into a hallucinatory world where figures and voices blend and echo for a strange, kaleidoscopic encounter. Following sell-out runs of their previous shows in 2012 & 2013, this intimate performance – part-peepshow, part-installation – will take people on a haunting journey into distortion and desire for a total theatrical experience.

Created for the Brunel Tunnel Shaft in Rotherhithe, accessed through an inconspicuous small door, audiences will experience the spectacle in the cavernous underground space that is both a site of industrial heritage and one of the few remaining hidden gems of London.

Tickets & More Information

Tickets are released on Tuesday 26th May (£25 full price, £15 concession, £15 tickets for local residents subsidised by Sellar Developments).

On Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th audiences can buy performance tickets which include a cocktail and access to the award-winning Midnight Apothecary cocktail garden (price £30).

The Desire Machine is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Southwark Council, Sellar Developments, Benchmark Scaffolding and the Brunel Museum.