The Borough

aldeburgh • JUne 2013

Presented by Punchdrunk and Aldeburgh Festival.


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.


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


Directors: Felix Barrett & Katy Balfour
Creative Producer: Colin Nightingale
Text: Jack Thorne
Designer: George Ellison
Sound Design & Composition: Stephen Dobbie
Costume Designer: Kate Rigby