A theatrical journey through Peter Grimes’ Aldeburgh.

The lines between space, performer and spectator blurred in this unforgettable experience, set somewhere between George Crabbe’s poem The Borough and Britten’s masterpiece, Peter Grimes.

The show took audience members on individual theatrical journeys around Grimes’ town, following in his footsteps and listening to Britten’s magnificent score.

Borough featured the Peter Grimes recording from 1958 used with kind permission of Decca Music Group.

“A huge cult hit that will be talked about for years to come.”

– The Daily Telegraph

Creative Team

  • Directors

    Felix Barrett & Maxine Doyle

  • Choreographer

    Maxine Doyle

  • Designers

    Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan, Beatrice Minns

  • Lighting Designer

    Mike Gunning

  • Sound Design & Composition

    Stephen Dobbie

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  • Woman standing in an old fashioned bedroom
    The Borough Creative team image Punchdrunk’s The Borough. Photo by Rob Morrison
  • Black and white image of a woman looking at herself in a mirror
    The Borough Gallery image3 Punchdrunk’s The Borough. Photo by Rob Morrison
  • Woman walking through tall fields
    The Borough Gallery image Punchdrunk’s The Borough. Photo by Rob Morrison
  • Woman sewing in the background; table with books, cups and various items in foreground
    The Borough Gallery image2 Punchdrunk’s The Borough. Photo by Rob Morrison

Thrilling. The possibilities for discovery are endless

– The Financial Times

A gigantic, mind-altering labyrinth. Brilliant.

– Metro
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