The Odyssey (2016)

The Odyssey (2016)

Homer’s epic poem is retold in an extraordinary dance theatre production.

The King, Odysseus, separated from his family for ten years of brutal war, faces another ten year struggle to return home as the Gods drag him on an epic journey across oceans to strange lands and the darkness beyond. Immortal beauties, shape shifters and monsters both guide and torment the king as he hurtles towards a savage and desperate reunion with his Queen.

The multi award winning company that brought you Dracula present a vision of a broken world, from faded New York pageants to islands of fantasy; brutal seas, battlefields and a gateway to Hades. Set to music ranging from Mozart to Mark Lanegan; Sacred Arias to The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and an originally composed score; this Odyssey is of now - contemporary horror and fantasy splintering from ancient myth; the themes universal: how we face our mortality and the driving force of the Gods inside us.

Thu 4th – Sat 6th February 2016
The Merlin Theatre, Frome
www.merlintheatre.co.uk
Box Office: 01373 465 949

Wed 10th Feb - Sun 14th Feb 2016
Circomedia, Bristol
www.circomedia.com
Box Office: 0117 924 7615

Tue 23rd Feb - Sat 19th Mar 2016
Wilton’s Music Hall, London
www.wiltons.org.uk
Box Office: 020 7702 2789

Mon 11th Apr - Tue 12th Apr 2016
Exeter Northcott
www.exeternorthcott.co.uk
Box Office: 01392 726 363

Fri 15th Apr - Sat 16th Apr 2016
Salisbury Playhouse
www.salisburyplayhouse.com
Box Office: 01722 320 333

Fri 22nd Apr - Sat 23rd Apr 2016
DanceEast Ipswich
www.danceeast.co.uk
Box Office: 01473 295 230

Thu 28th Apr 2016
The Point, Eastleigh
www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk
Box Office: 023 8065 2333

★★★★ “there are sequences of astonishing power and invention… rock’n’roll theatre ballet of a very high calibre"
The Stage

★★★★ “Surreal epic with a Tarantino twist… the Quentin Tarantino of contemporary dance… worth making that epic journey home.”
Evening Standard

★★★★ “..a powerful dance theatre retelling of Homer's epic. The choreography is spot-on, precise and emotional...the sheer emotional energy of the dance make this Odyssey truly epic.”
Londonist

★★★★ “a bold project, crammed with incident and detail, and highly atmospheric… an engrossing and overwhelming evening in the theatre. Compelling performances from the leading players and images of stormy seas and shipwreck will linger in the memory ...the crumbling intimacy of Wilton’s Music Hall adds a special magic.”
Dance Tabs

★★★ “Blood and terror saturate Mark Bruce’s vivid Odyssey… one of the most consistently thought-provoking choreographers working in Britain today”
The Observer

★★★★★ “a phenomenal display of dance… The dance is faultless and relentlessly entertaining… top-notch artistry and, truthfully, it does justice to the word ‘epic’ ”
everything-theatre.co.uk

★★★ “Bruce’s complex and clever interpretation of this ancient epic poem is a significant achievement.”
Bachtrack

★★★★ “Mark Bruce’s vision of this cultural foundation stone is dark, violent and sexy.”
Stage Talk

★★★★ “Here is one new dance show London really can’t afford to miss…. we recommend you book right away.”
Culture Whisper

“It takes a bold and brilliant production to hold its own with the venue and Mark Bruce and his team certainly do that. The Odyssey is an experience not to be missed.”
Seeingdance.com

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