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The World

Inspired by Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Euripides’ Hecuba, The Burnt City transports the greatest of Greek tragedies to a sprawling neon metropolis. A completely unique dream-like experience, brought to life through physical performance, dance, sound and light.

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On the eve of the Trojan War, Agamemnon, leader of the Greek army, sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Artemis in order to take Troy.


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While living under siege, the Trojan Queen Hecuba entrusts her youngest son Polydorus to her neighbour and ally Polymestor of Thrace.

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The Gods

Both the Greeks and the Trojans believed their fate lay in the hands of the Gods, who change your destiny on the flip of a coin.

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