The Burnt City opened at Punchdrunk’s new base in Woolwich, London in March this year and since then over 80,000 people have witnessed the extraordinary spectacle which takes place over 100,000 square feet in two huge warehouses that house the kingdoms of Greece and Troy.

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.

The Burnt City is supported by Porsche as Headline Partner. 

Since 2000 Punchdrunk has pioneered a game-changing form of theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside unique sensory worlds. Blending classic texts, physical performance, award-winning design installation and unexpected sites, the company’s infectious format rejects the passive obedience usually expected of audiences.

Punchdrunk productions are unique theatrical experiences, where the lines between space, performer and spectator are constantly shifting. Audiences are invited to rediscover the childlike excitement of exploring the unknown. The choice of what to watch and where to go is theirs alone.

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Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.