The Odyssiad

by Alex Thomas

A MCS Drama Production

Showings: Thursday 27 June, 7pm, Friday 28 June, 7pm, Saturday 29 June, 2.30pm, Saturday 29 June, 7pm

1200 BC.  A women waits and watches the sea from a clifftop. She is Penelope, wife of Odysseus, who has yet to return from the Trojan War after ten years. Their son, Telemachus, wonders whether he will ever be able to fill his legendary father’s place.

1902.  A young Cambridge student, Winifred Kennedy, digs in the ruins of Mycenae, heartland of ancient Greece, under the stern and watchful eye of archaeologist Henry Allen. Teddy, his son, loathes everything about the ancient world, so Winifred takes it upon herself to bring the past alive for him, drawing father and son closer together. Her vivid story-telling takes us back three thousand years, to the epic world of Homer’s immortal tales, The Iliad and The Odyssey, where great warriors clash in single combat and a city’s fate hangs in the balance. Odysseus’s perilous journey home after the war is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.

With a powerful rock-inspired musical score, including original songs and electrifying choreography, this new telling of Homeric epics is a true spectacle.








Jun 27 - 29 2024

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