The Burnt City, Punchdrunk’s mind-blowingly immersive theater project in Woolwich just got better…
Main Image: The Burnt City/Punchdrunk
Punchdrunk has announced that The Burnt City’s own speakeasy, Peep, will host a series of late-night post-performance shows in October.
Available to punters attending The Burnt City from October 26-28, Peep Lates sees three eclectic performances and musical acts take to the Peep stage, right in the belly of the smoldering remains of Troy.
If you haven’t experienced The Burnt City yet, this may all seem confusing.
The Burnt City is an avant-garde example of site-specific theater at its finest.
Spanning two warehouses in Woolwich, the show is a reimagining of the Greek tragedy of the fall of Troy, told through multiple narratives that weave into each other in a loop.
It is performed by an army of actors who move among the audience, who in turn are invited to roam the colossal space – which has been dressed with meticulous attention to detail to resemble a city on the verge of destruction – discovering what they discover along the way.
Without giving anything away, it’s disorienting and surreal, and a phenomenal experience.
Amid Troy’s populace, Peep is a speakeasy and fully functional bar, and a bit of respite from the confusion that surrounds it.
Part Spiegel Tent, part David Lynch creation, Peep has a loop of twisted vaudeville acts on stage, and that’s where you can continue your night after The Burnt City ends with the shows of Peep Lates. .
First on Wednesday, October 26 are singer-songwriters Laville, who release their debut album The Wander on Acid Jazz Records. He has collaborated with artists like Ashe Walker, Foreign Beggars and Hybrid Minds.
Then on Thursday, October 27, it’s Plumm and skttrd. Plumm’s artistry and vocal abilities have taken her from jazz concerts to Paris at the Royal Albert Hall as she showcases her atmospheric soundscapes and cinematic compositions. skttrd is an audiovisual collective that does live electronic and DJ sets, so expect something a little different tonight.
For the final date of the race, Friday, October 28, Beau Jangles and Poppycock take to the stage for a night of drag, show-tunes and old-school charm.
Peep Lates runs from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., October 26, 27, and 28.
Tickets, £15/£14 seated/standing, must be purchased in advance and in addition to the main performance.
Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City has extended its air date, with reservations now open through April 2023.
For tickets and more information visit onecartridgeplace.com
Address: One Cartridge Place, London, SE18 6ZR
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