News: Punchdrunk returns to London with largest show to date

September 6, 2021
News: Punchdrunk returns to London with largest show to date

Acclaimed company Punchdrunk are set to return to London with their largest live show to date, The Burnt City.

The show is set to take place in the company’s new home in Woolwich, set across three Grade II-listed buildings. It tells the Greek tragedy of the fall of Troy, transposed into a future parallel world.

The production opens on 22 March 2022, with a limited season on sale until 28 August 2022.

Punchdrunk is the internationally acclaimed theatre company, who pioneered the breakthrough of immersive theatre in the UK, returning to London for the first time since 2014.

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.

On their own theatrical adventure, audiences are free to explore this dystopian landscape – taking them from the majesty of royal palaces to the pulsating underworld of Troy. Audiences may choose to follow the characters who emerge from the shadows, saturate themselves in the show’s shifting atmosphere, or break free of the crowd and discover mysteries lying in wait at the heart of the labyrinth.

The Burnt City will be Punchdrunk’s most ambitious production to date, taking place in epic buildings with vast heights and over 100,000 square feet of space. Alongside the production, the buildings will be the permanent home for Punchdrunk, as the company develops new works across theatre, TV and gaming. 

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