Where: BAC, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
£: 15, (10 concessions and 8 for previews)
What is it?
What was the last film you saw? Did it contain hand-drawn marionettes? No? How about a live score made up of unique instruments such as the musical saw and the bird box guitar? No? Well it sounds as though you need some Paper Cinema…
The Paper Cinema and BAC present a highly original take on Homer’s epic tale, in which intricate, hand drawn marionettes are projected on to a white screen to create a unique, instant silent movie. The performance is accompanied by a rich score, performed live on a musical saw, viola, assorted keys and a bird box guitar, in the company’s most ambitious and large-scale work to date.
Staged in a specially created, nautically themed environment which encompasses the audience, The Paper Cinema’s interpretation of the classic myth about a man on a ten-year journey to return to his home and loved ones sees Odysseus battling storms and supernatural forces, traversing the centuries and encountering a host of colourful characters along the way.
More info: www.bac.org.uk