English Touring Theatre
The Odyssey: Missing, Presumed Dead
by Simon Armitage
Audio described performance – Northcot Theatre, Exeter on Saturday 28 November at 2.30pm, touch tour of the set at 1pm
A high ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a delicate diplomatic mission to Istanbul. But when his trip ends up in a horrific bar room brawl, social media explodes and the enigmatic darling of a political party becomes Europe’s most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pursued by those looking for vengeance and head-hunted by fanatics, his Odyssey begins.
Plunged into the ancient past Odysseus must now contend with all the unworldly beings and unnatural phenomena that stand in his way. The Cyclops, the Sirens, witches, whirlpools and flesh-eating armies must all be overcome in the struggle for survival and the long voyage back to the present day. At home, with her husband missing presumed dead, his wife Penelope and their young son are besieged by the press, ravenous for the full story.
‘A timely modern political drama…Fascinating’ – The Guardian
‘Genius…funny and full of surprises’ – The Times
‘…tremendous theatre, leaving a bold image imprinted on the mind’ – The Stage
Box Office 01392 726 363, ticket price £14.50 (Ticket price includes audio-description and the touch tour).