The black Diamond

london • 2011

Presented by Punchdrunk and Mother for Stella Artois.

Following the success of The Night Chauffeur, Punchdrunk, again through Mother, were commissioned to devise another immersive performance that more people could participate in and that lasted for a longer period of time. The result was The Black Diamond, a fusion of live cinema and theatrical experience. The show ran for six weeks and played to an audience of 3,000 who registered on-line for free tickets.

The episodic and complex narrative played over several site-specific locations around east London. The performance was wildly successful and has garnered numerous communication awards.


Directors: Hector Harkness and Katy Balfour
Designer: Gina Geoghegan
Sound Designer: Fred Defaye
Costume Designer: Alice Walkling