The Burnt City will be the company’s largest show to date and will take place at Punchdrunk’s new home in Woolwich.
Punchdrunk have unveiled details of its brand new London show, which is set to begin performances at Woolwich Works on the 22nd March 2022.
The Burnt City, which will be the company’s first London show since 2014, is based on the Greek tragedy The Fall of Troy – transported to a future parallel world.
“As the smoke soars on wings to heaven, so sinks our city”
In the smouldering promise of the fall of Troy, a mythical world of Gods and mortals rises from the ashes.
As Greece teeters on the brink of victory, the neon backstreets of Downtown Troy give way to a sprawling labyrinth hiding secrets even the prophecies could not foretell.
In this colossal playground, the furies watch on as mortals play out their fate. And as night falls, the city comes alive. One last time.
With tickets available now, the show is booking its limited season until the 22nd August 2022 and reunites the creative team behind Sleep No More and features a cast of international performers, including original members of the first Punchdrunk shows.
This ambitious show will take place in the company’s new home in Woolwich Arsenal – taking over three Grade II Listed Buildings as part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s new creative district, Woolwich Works. This will be the first time some of the buildings have ever been opened to the public.
The Burnt City is directed by Felix Barrett & Maxine Doyle, choreographed by Maxine Doyle and designed by Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan & Beatrice Minns. Sound design is by Stephen Dobbie, lighting design by FragmentNine, costume design is by David Israel Reynoso and creative producer is Colin Nightingale.
To find out more and to book tickets visit: https://www.punchdrunk.com/