The Firebird Ball


Punchdrunk put the wonder back into theatre

The Guardian

An epic flight of the imagination that weaves around every corner of the crumbling Offley Works, this site specific extravaganza is a breath-taking slow burner that subtly works its way into your blood. It’s baffling and exhilarating and the rewards are mesmerising. The images will haunt you for nights beyond.


With a cast of 14 and a live band, the sell-out production of The Firebird Ball ran for six weeks and received The Observer Review of the Year award for Best Out-of-Theatre Experience.

Fusing the myth of the Firebird with Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird Ball played out across a vast disused factory site.


Felix Barrett & Maxine Doyle


Maxine Doyle


Felix Barrett

Lighting & Technical Director

Euan Maybank

Sound & Graphic Design

Stephen Dobbie

Costume Designer

Jo Pereira & James Randall

Creative & Production Consultant

Colin Nightingale