Punchdrunk will return to London in 2022 to premiere their epic new show ‘THE BURNT CITY’

Punchdrunk, the internationally acclaimed theatre company who pioneered the breakthrough of immersive theatre in the UK, are returning to London for the first time since 2014 with their brand new live show, THE BURNT CITY, which will begin previews on 22nd March 2022 and play a limited season in the company’s new home at Woolwich Works until 28th August 2022.

Following a break from the capital, with sell-out international productions and their award-winning foray into TV, Punchdrunk are back in their home city to premiere their first major new show since The Drowned Man.  

THE BURNT CITY tells the story of the greatest Greek tragedy of them all, The Fall of Troy, now transposed to a future parallel world for this epic new production.

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, opening in the wake of long-running international productions Sleep No More in New York and in Shanghai. The production 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 © Julian Abrams

THE BURNT CITY 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 epic size of these buildings offers the company a scale never before seen in a Punchdrunk show with vast heights and over 100,000 square feet of space. 

THE BURNT CITY is supported by Porsche as Headline Partner.

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