There are a limited number of £5 student tickets available for this performance. To book, call the box office on 01865 319450.
Raging storms and supernatural forces prevail over one man’s almighty quest to get home.
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.
Homer’s cornerstone of literature is vividly retold 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, creating a silent film set to a captivating live score from exceptional musicians.
Paper Cinema invite you to immerse yourself in a journey through the high seas, soak up the adventure and encounter danger and exhilaration.
“A delicately executed piece, which is bound to delight.” Telegraph ★★★★
“An epic, imaginative voyage.” Time Out ★★★★
Co-commissioned by Parabola Arts Centre