“As the smoke soars on wings to heaven, so sinks our city.”Euripides
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.
From Wednesday 8th September at 10am, tickets for Punchdrunk’s latest London show The Burnt City go live. The Burnt City will be an immersive performance like no other, taking place in a space over 100,000 square feet large at the Grade II listed Woolwich Works.
Whilst not a lot is known about the show just yet, we do know that The Burnt City will be a modern adaptation of two Greek legends: Aeschylus’s Agamemnon and Euripides’s Hecuba. In a futuristic, slightly post-apocalyptic world more reminiscent of Metropolis, one area of the experience will represent Troy and the other will represent Greece.
Bringing Punchdrunk’s world alive is a cast of 30 actors playing a mix of Gods and Monsters. The experience begins with what is described as a “swish museum tour”, before falling into The Burnt City itself. From here it will be up to the players to explore and interact with their environment over the three-hour showtime to fully experience the awe-inspiring world.
The show will run from the 22nd March 2022 to the 28th August 2022 and will have a capacity of over 600 per show! Whilst this is a marked increase from their previous production Kaberoi (with a capacity of 2 per show), tickets are set to be just as sought after… So be sure to set an alarm!
Mairi is the editor-in-chief of The Escape Roomer and writes about news, and reviews covering London and UK south.