Mark Bruce – The Odyssey

  • Show Information

Homer’s epic poem is retold in an extraordinary dance theatre production. The King, Odysseus (Christopher Tandy) separated from his family for ten years of brutal war, faces another ten year struggle to return home as a reckless God (Jonathan Goddard) drags him on an epic journey across oceans to strange lands andthe darkness beyond. Immortal beauties, shape shifters, monsters and sorcerers both guide and torment the king as he hurtles towards a savage and desperate reunion with his Queen. The cast and creative team that brought you the multi award-winning Dracula present a vision of a broken world, from faded New York pageants to islands of fantasy; brutal seas, battlefields and a gateway to Hades. Set to music ranging from Mozart to Mark Lanegan; Sacred Arias to The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and anoriginally composed score; this Odyssey is of now – contemporary horror and fantasy splintering from ancient myth, the themes universal: how we face our mortality and the driving force of the Gods inside us. Running time 2hrs Age 14+ Post show talk Mon 11 April

You may also like:

Zog and the Flying Doctor
Zog and the Flying Doctors
Sat 02 Jul 2022 - Sun 03 Jul 2022
Northcott Theatre
Take a look Book tickets
Left/right split image – Left image: an old wooden chest on a beach, with seaweed spilling out from it. Right image: a woodblock print of a dragon in a forest eating its own tail.
The Greenhouse Double Bill: Selich & The Dragon’s Tail
Tue 05 Jul 2022
Clifford Room at the Barnfield Theatre
Take a look Book tickets
Left/right split image – Left image: a petrol pump dripping with blood. Right image: collage of cut-outs of different aged women. Text reads: ‘Misplaced’.
Launch Festival – The Greenhouse Double Bill: Kindle & Misplaced
Tue 05 Jul 2022
Clifford Room at the Barnfield Theatre
Take a look Book tickets