A free production of The Odyssey comes to London this summer at The Scoop amphitheatre next to Tower Bridge, running from 9 August to 3 September 2017 with a official opening on 18 August. Described as a three part open-air theatre experience this re-imagining of one of the world’s great epics is adapted from Homer’s epic Greek story by Phil Willmott. It is produced by Gods and Monsters Theatre in association with Iris Theatre.
In a stunning setting on the banks of the River Thames, in The Scoop sunken amphitheatre, London’s Free Open Air Theatre Season promises to excite audiences for its 14th year by returning to its critically acclaimed classical roots with a reimagining of one of the world’s great epics - Homer’s Greek epic, The Odyssey.
And there’s no need to book – just turn up and take a seat! There’s room for 1,000 people at every performance.
Staged as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival, The Odyssey will be performed at The Scoop in this month-long, completely free event for all ages from on Wednesday - Sunday evenings from 9 August – 3 September.
Part One: A GREAT BIG ANCIENT GREEK ADVENTURE (6.00pm) will excite explorers of all ages as our hero Odysseus sets off from Troy, yearning to return home. Suitable for all the family, this engaging first play will be jam-packed full of adventure as our hero battles both gods and monsters.
Part Two: THE POWER OF LOVE (7.30pm) is a play for the romantic at heart, as Odysseus and his crew are confronted by tempting sirens and passionate goddesses. Odysseus struggles to stay faithful to his wife, Penelope, whilst she is besieged by suitors at home. Can their love survive with the two kept so far apart and for so long?
Part Three: THE HOMECOMING (9.00pm) Odysseus must adapt to a changed world as he finally returns to face the perils of reclaiming his former kingdom and reuniting with his loved ones. This hauntingly beautiful final play is a celebration of home and family.
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