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Amidst the moments surrounding the fall of Troy, a mythical world of gods and mortals rises from the ashes. Discover a colossal playground that you are free to explore. Move between the haunting palace of Greece to the pulsating neon back streets of downtown Troy. Follow strangers who emerge from the shadows and seek out tales hiding in the deepest parts of the city.
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To ensure your safety and that of our performers, audience members are required to wear a Covid mask for the duration of the performance, unless they are exempt.
MASK WEARING You will be asked to wear one of Punchdrunk's signature theatrical masks. This will give you anonymity throughout the performance to help you feel empowered to explore at will, and also make you distinguishable from the performers. These masks can be taken off in the bar area. Your Punchdrunk mask will be provided as part of the performance and collected on exit. It will fit over most glasses. If you have the option, wearing contact lenses is recommended.
WHAT THE VENUE DOING The venue are committed to keeping the performers, staff and audiences safe. Everyone working on the show is required to undergo regular testing and enhanced cleaning of the site and set is in place, including the theatrical Punchdrunk masks you will be given to wear as part of the experience.
Our Front of House Stewards and Crew wear KN95 masks at all times.
Up to 3 hours. Not recommended for pregnant women.
May 17th, 2022
The age requirement for this performance is 16yrs+. Anyone aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Photo ID will be required on entry.
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Contains themes of war, family tragedy, murder & revenge. Cointains: dark & confined spaces, loud noises, strobe, haze, nudity & blood. Cameras & mobile devices are not allowed within the experience except as a payment device within the bar.
Director: Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle
Cast list: Adam Burton, Ali Goldsmith, Andrea Carrucciu, Alison Monique Adnet, Anna Finkel, Becky Waite, Brenda Lee Grech, Cameron Bernard Jones, Carl Harrison, Chihiro Kawasaki, Dafni Krazoudi, Ellie Verkerk, Emily Mytton, Emily Terndrup, Eric Jackson Bradley, Fania Grigoriou, Ferghas Clavey, Fionn Cox-Davies, Folu Odimayo, Fred Gehrig, Georges Hann, Harry Pirce, Jahmarley Bachelor, James Finnemore, Jane Leaney, Jordan Ajadi, Juan Jose Tirado Pulido, Kathryn McGarr, Kimberly Nichole, Leal Zielinska, Lee Wenhsin, Lily Jo Ockwell, Luke Murphy, Maya Milet, Milton Lopes, Miranda Mac Letten, Morgan Bobrow-Williams, Nathan Kiley, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Paul Zivkovich, Pin Chieh Chen, Rebekah Rayner, Robert McNeill, Sam Booth, Samuel Parker, Sarah Dowling, Sharia Johnson, Sharol Mackenzie, Stefanie Noll, Stephanie Nightingale, Steven James Apicello, Timothy John Bartlett, Vinicius Salles, Viva Msimang, Will David Thompson, Yilin Kong
Choreography: Maxine Doyle
Design: Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan, and Beatrice Minns
Sound: Stephen Dobbie
Lighting: F9, Ben Donoghue
Costume: David Israel Reynoso
Woolwich (Elizabeth Line)
Railway station: Woolwich
Bus numbers: Beresford Square / Woolwich Arsenal Station (Stop U) 161, 177, 180, 472
Directions from tube: (3mins) Walk straight ahead to No 1 Street, turn right towards Woolwich Works and turn right again on to Duke of Wellington Avenue.
If approaching from Woolwich Arsenal station, turn right (towards the river) and enter the Royal Arsenal Riverside site through the gates. Walk along No 1 Street, towards Woolwich Works and turn right onto Duke of Wellington Avenue. Woolwich Arsenal station is connected to Bank, Stratford International and London Bridge stations.
Punchdrunk creates genre-defying experiences for audiences around the world. They blend classic texts, physical performance, dance and award-winning design installation to bring to life unique sensory worlds.
Inspired by Greek tragedies Agamemnon by Aeschylus and Hecuba by Euripides, The Burnt City is a sprawling metropolis filled with chance encounters and each visit is unique. Be brave. Follow your instincts. If you find yourself somewhere curious explore it, and if someone catches your eye follow them.
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