The Burnt City
Punchdrunk

The Burnt City
Punchdrunk

  • Project Details

    Formed in the UK by Felix Barrett in 2000, Punchdrunk has pioneered a game-changing form of immersive theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic and emotional storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Blending classical texts, physical performance, award-winning design installation, and unexpected sites, the company’s infectious format rejects the passive obedience usually expected of audiences. 


    Our award-winning productions invite audiences to rediscover the childlike excitement and anticipation of exploring the unknown and experiencing a real sense of adventure. The company’s international production, Sleep No More, has celebrated 10 years of its extended run in the USA. In December 2016, a redeveloped version of the production opened in Shanghai and continues to run. The Third Day, a six-part TV drama and theatrical broadcast created by Dennis Kelly and Felix Barrett aired on Sky and HBO in 2020. Punchdrunk has also announced a partnership with gaming giants Niantic.


    Punchdrunk’s award-winning productions include Faust (in collaboration with the National Theatre, 2006), The Masque of the Red Death (2008), Tunnel 228 (in collaboration with The Old Vic, 2009), It Felt Like A Kiss (with Adam Curtis and Damon Albarn, Manchester International Festival, 2009), Sleep No More (with the American Repertory Theatre, Boston, Mass., 2009), The Duchess of Malfi (with ENO, 2010), The Crash of the Elysium (Manchester International Festival, 2011) and The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable (with the National Theatre, 2013).

  • Production Type
    Stage Staff & Tech
  • Union Status
    N/A
  • Dates & Location
    Woolwich
  • Closing Date
    11th Jun 2022