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First look at Punchdrunk's The Burnt City

Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performers: Yilin Kong and Steven James Apicello)
Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performers: Yilin Kong and Steven James Apicello)

First images have been released from Punchdrunk’s upcoming new show The Burnt City.

The piece is currently in previews ahead of an official opening on Thursday, 21 April.

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Already extending its booking period until 4 December, tickets are now on sale from theburntcity.com with best availability from May/June.

The production is the internationally-acclaimed theatre company’s first time in London since 2014 and their most ambitious show to date. It reunites the creative team behind Sleep No More and features a cast of international performers, including original members of the first Punchdrunk shows.

Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performers xxxx, Dafni Krazoudi, Andrea Carrucciu, Omagbitse Omagbemi)
Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performers xxxx, Dafni Krazoudi, Andrea Carrucciu, Omagbitse Omagbemi)
Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performers: Vinicius Salles, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Andrea Carrucciu)
Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performers_ Vinicius Salles, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Andrea Carrucciu)
Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performers: Andrea Carrucciu and Dafni Krazoudi)
Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performers_ Andrea Carrucciu and Dafni Krazoudi)
Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Alison Monique Adnet)
Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Alison Monique Adnet)

“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.

Taking over two Grade II Listed Buildings in Woolwich Arsenal, the set offers audiences their own theatrical adventure: They 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.

Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Fania Grigoriou)__3275
Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Fania Grigoriou)_
Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Emily Mytton)
Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Emily Mytton)
Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Stephanie Nightingale)
Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Stephanie Nightingale)
Punchdrunk's The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Yilin Kong)
Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City (Photo: Julian Abrams. Performer: Yilin Kong)

The Burnt City is directed by Felix Barrett & Maxine Doyle, choreographed by Maxine Doyle and designed by Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan & Beatrice Minns with sound design by Stephen Dobbie, lighting design by F9, Ben Donoghue and Felix Barrett and costume design by David Israel Reynoso. The Audience Experience Curator is Colin Nightingale.

For more information and tickets, visit theburntcity.com.

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