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Punchdrunk announces new six-hour production staged across London, Kabeiroi

Will Longman
Will Longman

Theatre company Punchdrunk has announced a new six-hour immersive production which will take place across London, based on the ancient Greek tragedy The Kabeiroi.

Kabeiroi is the middle play about women in a trilogy by Aeschylus, and was written between 499 and 456BC. The play survives in three fragments, and Punchdrunk have used these as the basis of this production.

The play is a two-person experience (tickets are only available in pairs) and begin in London in the early afternoon, and finish by 10pm. Patrons are advised to arrive with a topped-up Oyster card or contactless payment card, and the experience begins and ends in different locations.

The experience, which is strictly for patrons ages 18 and over, is not suitable for women at any stage of pregnancy, or 'individuals who are claustrophobic or have a nervous disposition'.

Tickets will be allocated by a ballot (now open) and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ballot closes on Sunday 10th September.

A lost play, re-imagined. Inspired by the ancient Greek myth of the women of Lemnos. Kabeiroi is a two-person adventure that takes place across London over six hours.

The production is directed by Punchdrunk's artistic director Felix Barrett. Punchdrunk are renowned for staging productions in space in front of large audiences: 2009's Tunnel 288 took place in the long-forgotten tunnels beneath Waterloo Station, and in 2006, Faust was staged in a 150,000 square foot former archive.

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