Punchdrunk

Beneath the streets

Hijinx Theatre& Punchdrunk Enrichment
presented an encounter in a hidden location in the heart of Cardiff in June 2014

Beneath the streets

Are things really as they seem in Cardiff’s bustling city centre? Beneath a veneer of respectability, Cardiff traders hide a secret. A dark and sinister underworld is thriving below their pleasant shop fronts, revealed only to those who dare to follow. Hijinx and Punchdrunk Enrichment invited audiences to uncover the city’s secrets in a site-sympathetic theatre event, Beneath the streets.

A location steeped in history, the tunnels beneath Cardiff's Castle Arcade are invisible to passers-by and provided the perfect setting for a completely different experience of theatre, where the audience were free to roam through the performance space encountering characters and uncovering a story as the action took place all around them.

Beneath the streets was the exciting culmination of a two-week training course, hosted by Hijinx and led by Punchdrunk Enrichment, delving into Punchdrunk’s immersive theatre practice. The result was a performance rooted in its mysterious location, led by a cast of 25 artists and members of the Hijinx Academy, our professional training course for actors with learning disabilities.

Visit our Gallery for photographs from Beneath the streets.

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