When: 22nd March – 15th April 2011, Tuesday – Friday at 1pm (45 minutes running time) as part of The Bridewell’s Lunchbox Theatre
Where: Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
£: 6 in advance and 7 on the door
What is it?
The Bridewell Theatre relaunches its popular lunchbox theatre season with a newly devised version of Homer’s The Odyssey.
And you thought your commute was bad? Having masterminded The Trojan Horse from his desk job in the Greek army, Odysseus just wants to get home – but he doesn’t realise it’s going to take him a decade! Odysseus has to fight off the Cyclops, sail past the singing Sirens, avoid a whirlpool and the six-headed monster Scylla, and escape the clutches of the nymph Calypso to return to Ithaca. He surely won’t be happy when he gets there to discover that he has to fend off the crowd of 108 eager, young suitors trying to marry his faithful wife Penelope.
Brought to you by the same cast and creative team behind Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the faction theatre co. returns to the Bridewell Theatre with a fresh, boisterous and modern twist on one of the earliest masterpieces of western literature. Make sure you bring your lunch and supplies and join them for the trip of a lifetime.
More info: Bridewell Theatre