Homer’s epic poem tells the story of the most famous fictional journey in Western Culture: The Odysseus finally reaches his homeland of Ithaka; ten years at war, ten years at sea: what does it mean to be a hero? Having faced the terror of Skylla, Charybdis and the Cyclops, resisted the charms of Circe and seen all his men die, he must now confront himself. Odysseus must meet the son he last saw as a baby and the wife he left twenty years ago, now he must face the suitors who have tried to take his place.
The world premier of Andrew Hogarth’s new visceral and physical adaptation of Homer’s adventure story, featuring gods, monsters and the hope for forgiveness. Highlighting Odysseus’s journey as a parable of a man coming to terms with the things he has done. Full of adventure and magical beings it promises to be plenty of fun for a family audience.