Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017
The Odyssey (Greek stuff!)
Based (very loosely!) on the epic poem by Homer.
It's definitely a show to keep your eye out for!
Kneehigh Theatre founder-member, Dave Mynne is at it again!
Fresh from playing Grandad in Kneehigh's "Fup", at Heligan's Asylum, last summer, Dave is now back on the road with his latest one-man show - and, this time, it's all Greek to him!
Having given his own unique twists to the Gothic horror of Dracula and Dickens' Great Expectations, Dave now brings his own epic storytelling talents to put a new spin on "The Odyssey", based (very loosely!) on Homer's classic tale.
Odysseus, also known by the Latin name Ulysses, is the legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of our story. It recounts his 10-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War.
During his journey, Odysseus battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods. His wife, Penelope, and his son, Telemachus, stave off suitors vying for Penelope's hand and Ithaca's throne long enough for Odysseus to return.
The Odyssey ends as Odysseus returns home, wins a contest to prove his identity, slaughters the suitors, and retakes the throne of Ithaca.
Sexy Sirens, a six-headed monster, Gods and the one-eyed Cyclops are all deftly brought to life by Dave's remarkable ability to become anyone - and anything! - in the blink of an eye!
His performances are masterclasses in acting and the art of storytelling.
As with his other shows, Dave enlists Simon Harvey to direct and, this time, enlists fellow Kneehigh colleage Anna Maria-Murphy (co-writer of Trystan and Yseult), for added poetic licence!
Suitable for 12 year olds and over, "The Odyssey" is a story more exciting than excitement itself!
Directed by Simon Harvey
Performed by David Mynne
Devised and written by the company
Poetry by Anna Maria Murphy
Suitable for adults and older children (12+)
Tickets in advance :
Adults: £ 9.00
Child ( 12yrs to 18yrs ) : £6.00
(2 Adults, 2 Child12-18)
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