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A week in the life of The Odyssey's Alec Porter

The actor is currently appearing in the outdoor performance of Homer's classic at The Scoop

Alec Porter in The Odyssey at the Scoop
© Roy Tan

Alec Porter currently stars in The Odyssey as part of London's Free Open Air Theatre Season - among the roles he plays in the 3-part epic story are Philoitios, a butcher and aspiring ballad singer and Hermes, a god and Zeus' messenger.

Alec is returning to The Scoop after playing the lead role of Razkolnikov in last year's Crime and Punishment - A Rock Musical.


Not the worst place to work

AP: Arriving at work, so lucky to be in such a beautiful theatre space

Cheeky candid photo from the back of the class

AP: Notes in the sun with director Phil Willmott

The real party is behind the scenes

AP: Check in with the backstage team, Tom and Toby

The set in all its glory

AP: Warm Up!!

Getting pumped and ready!

AP: Pre-show selfie, about to go ‘undercover' in the audience

Hanging out with the fans

AP: Chatting away to some of our younger audience members!

Lens flare over Tower Bridge

AP: Light grows dimmer as the story grows richer

Quick reunion backstage

AP: Philoitios and Eurylochos reunited in Act 3

Having a post-show chat with the audience

AP: Q&A after the show with actors and directors on a Thursday!

Smily faces and signing off

AP: Goodbye selfie with Tom (stage management) and assistant movement director Viola.


The Odyssey runs at The Scoop on Tower Bridge until 3 September as part of their free Open-Air Theatre season.

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