The Odyssey: On Stage
TRANSLATED BY EMILY WILSON.
DIRECTED BY TOM LITTLER.
“Tell me about a complicated man.”
First told almost three thousand years ago, this epic poem has been retold all over the world. The Odyssey is the gripping story of the hero Odysseus, his wife Penelope, and their son Telemachus. It tells of gods and monsters, witches and drugs, but it is also a tale of revenge, migration and friendship. Emily Wilson’s translation was acclaimed as a cultural landmark on its publication. It is dramatised by our Artistic Director Tom Littler, and performed as a staged reading in six parts by a company of ten actors and six guest-star narrators. Head to our blog to find out who’s playing who in each part!
Any profits from The Odyssey support our work with early-career artists via our Creative Associates programme.
TICKET BAND B
Zeus, Alcinous, Laertes
Narrator (The Boy and the Goddess)
Narrator (The Songs of a Poet)
Narrator (The Winds and the Witch)
Narrator (Father and Son)
Narrator (The Queen and the Beggar)
Narrator (The Olive Tree Bed
“Emily Wilson's version is a crisp and musical cultural landmark.”