Punchdrunk, immersive theatre connoisseurs, have unveiled their new present – The Burnt Metropolis.
Taking inspiration from Greek myths and set in a “future parallel world” with an aesthetic grounded within the likes of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, the present will inform the tragic story of the autumn of Troy, with the three-hour-long immersive expertise set throughout three Grade-II listed buildings in Woolwich. One constructing will home Troy, whereas one other will home Greece.
The present performs from 22 March 2022 to 28 August 2022, with tickets on sale from eight September.
It’s directed by Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle, with choreography by Doyle, design by Barrett, Vaughan and Minns, lighting by FragmentNine, costume by David Israel Reynoso and inventive manufacturing by Colin Nightingale.
Final week, WOS was guided round one of many warehouses by Barrett and Doyle (the opposite is strictly below wraps) – it is price emphasising simply how grand the present’s scale is. Audiences can be strolling right into a dwelling, respiration metropolis, with residence blocks, cafés, courtyards and extra constructed throughout a number of ranges. A forged of 30 plus performers will ship intrigue, immersion and a broad, intense narrative.
Barrett additionally said that The Burnt Metropolis is ready to be the costliest mission Punchdrunk has ever staged (the piece has additionally been labelled the corporate’s “most formidable manufacturing up to now”), so anticipate huge, huge issues.
Accessibility is ready to be on the core of the manufacturing, with lifts accessible for many who are mobility impaired.
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