Teatro Vivo and the Albany present The Odyssey

"Walk around Deptford for twelve quid? I could walk around Deptford for free. This isn't very inclusive, etc and so on."

Directed by Sophie Austin. Written by Vic Bryson, Sarah Sigal and Michael Wagg.
7th - 23rd June 2012
Tickets £12 / £7Concessions

A theatrical adventure around Deptford. A promenade performance that takes the audience on a man hunt down seemingly normal high streets and into the heart of this classic story. Help Telemachus find news of his father and experience an epic adventure.

Telemachus has invited you to join him at his Father’s house. Only his war hero Father is not there, he’s been missing for the last ten years.

Desperate to discover the truth, Telemachus asks you, the audience, to go on your own Odyssey and bring back news of wily Odysseus. On your journey you may come across gods and goddesses, nymphs and monsters, death and desire when an everyday high street becomes the back drop to some bizarre and brilliant stories. Expect a journey into the unknown, dress for the weather and let the adventure begin... 

Teatro Vivo specialise in collaborating with public spaces to tell classic stories to new audiences, and in the Olympic year we’ve been inspired to explore this epic tale. For the Odyssey, audiences will be led from Odysseus and Penelope's home to find and interact with various characters and situations around Deptford. Along the way they will find travelling bards and story tellers from our community chorus as we explore the contemporary relevance of this ancient poem.

Want to take part in the Odyssey? Join our Community Chorus by emailing info@teatrovivo.co.uk for more details.

11 comments:

IfYouCutUsDoWeNotBleed said...

Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Walk around Deptford for twelve quid? I could walk around Deptford for free. This isn't very inclusive, don't they know we have a community here? How patronising of them...

In all seriousness though, seems like a fun concept. Tempted to give it a whirl, if only to see how this works!

Anonymous said...

Taking the performance out into the streets and inviting the local community to be in the cast strikes me as quite inclusive, not to mention a lot more dynamic than being charged £65 to visit a west end theatre.

Anonymous said...

Will Lou be bestriding the A2 like a colossus?

Anonymous said...

"Dress for the weather"

How patronising, who are they to come here and tell us about the weather. We all know about the weather in our lovely Deptford. Have they even been to Deptford? They can't fence off the High Street so I'll just stand there and watch for free whilst buying my honest fare.

and on and on, etc.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Team Honest Fare were very much pro the cinema idea if that's what you're suggesting.

Anonymous said...

Cinema? What cinema?

Robert said...

This appears to be the day when Brockley Central has finally eaten itself.

Kolp said...

Now that's what I call entertainment. I love the sound of this. Intearctive theatre...

kolp said...

This starts tomorrow

kolp said...

I can't make this today. If anyone can, please, do a review. :)

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