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The Burnt City Tickets

Punchdrunk returns to London with another unique theatrical experience

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18 April 2022  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“It’s been a long wait for the latest large scale immersive show by Punchdrunk but the company are back, turning their new home in Woolwich into a site to tell the epic story of the fall of Troy set in a future parallel universe. It’s been in previews since late March but opens later this week. Borrowing from Euripides and other ancient Greek playwrights, Punchdrunk will take audiences on a theatrical journey like no other with a show that allows its audience to roam across two vast buildings and follow different characters as they face victory and defeat. Dare you hang out with the Furies? Find yourself with the betrayed and betrayers or dance with the gods. Not cheap but likely to be memorable, and amazingly tickets are now available for a run currently scheduled until the beginning of December but which may last longer than the Trojan war itself.”

Tickets from £66

Overview

The internationally-acclaimed theatre company’s first time in London since 2014 and their largest-scale 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.

“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.

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.

This is a promenade production. Comfortable footwear recommended.

Location: One Cartridge Place, London, SE18 6ZR

Suitable for ages 16+ (16-17 year olds must be accompanied by a guardian).

Critic reviews

An all-consuming vision of the siege of Troy

· The Observer

Ambitious, intoxicating – simply nothing else like it

· The Stage

Thrilling, discombobulating vision of an ancient world

· The Arts Desk

Simply astonishing

· Evening Standard

Jaw-dropping riff on Greek myth

· Time Out

An exquisite nightmare you'll be reluctant to wake from

· Broadway World

Stylish and atmospheric

· The Guardian

Not quite a theatrical Trojan horse

· The Telegraph

An astonishing act of bravura drama-making

· WhatsOnStage

Tickets from £66

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Date & time

Until 04 Dec
Tue 22 Mar - Sun 4 Dec 2022
From 1.30pm, 4.30pm & 6.30pm
There are 6 arrival times in 10-minute intervals.
The performance lasts up to three hours.
Runtime: 3 hrs

Venue

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Photo by Julian Abrams
Photo by Julian Abrams
Photo by Julian Abrams
Photo by Julian Abrams
Photo by Julian Abrams
Photo by Julian Abrams
Photo by Julian Abrams
Photo by Julian Abrams
Photo by Julian Abrams
Photo by Julian Abrams
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