paper cinema: The odyssey
Sunday 12 August. 1 pm.
Raging storms and supernatural forces prevail over one man’s almighty quest
to get home. Immerse yourself in a journey through the high seas, soak up the adventure and encounter danger and exhilaration.
Homer’s cornerstone of literature is vividly told with beautiful illustration and masterful puppetry. Cinematic projection and cunning tricks transform a suitcase full of cut-out paper puppets into an array of living characters and striking landscapes. A silent film is created before your eyes, set to a captivating live score from exceptional musicians.
Nine years after the end of the Trojan War the King, Odysseus, has still not returned home. In his absence, his house has been besieged by suitors who are after his crown, wife and lands.
Away for 20 years, rumours of his death abound. Why isn’t he back? When will he be home? And will Penelope be able to keep the wolves at bay? These questions are in the hands of the Gods.
The show is an interpretive live performance based on Homers’ The Odyssey, using hand-drawn paper puppets that are brought to life through live cinema. The action is performed to originally scored music, performed and written by The Paper Cinema musicians.
“immense skill…ingeniously effective” The Times ****
"a delicately executed piece, which is bound to delight" Telegraph ****
“an epic, imaginative voyage” Time Out ****
“ingenious retelling of Homer’s Story” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“brings the story’s excitement to life in a way that makes you remember just how good it is” Sally Stott, The Scotsman
Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions)
Box Office: 0844 847 1778