GOD'S & MONSTERS PRESENT
AT THE SCOOP, LONDON BRIDGE CITY
WEDNESDAYS - SUNDAYS
AUGUST 9th - SEPTEMBER 3rd 2017
Every other year for nearly two decades the multi-award winning Gods and Monsters team have brought the thrilling world of Ancient Greek myth and legend to vibrant life in captivating theatre productions at the Scoop. In 2017 the ancient Greeks return with a daring retelling of the worlds first and greatest fantasy epic; the island adventures of the hero Odysseus as he sails home from war.
Never read it? Well let us do it for you. This summer, over three magical hours with generous refreshment breaks a company of gifted actor/story tellers will share Odysseus' story, using just a few simple props, music, lighting, costumes, your imagination and the power of storytelling to conjure up an extraordinary journey.
See different parts for free on different evenings or watch all three in one magical and memorable evening of sweeping, epic, life affirming storytelling, in the open air on the banks of the Thames in the beautiful Scoop Amphitheatre at London Bridge City.
"A salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales of terrifying monsters and sexy witches, of alluring sirens and inscrutable queens, a poem that takes you down to the coldly echoing chambers of the dead and back up to the coves and cliffs and winding paths of Ithaca. A poem of many twists and turns, like life itself"
PART 1: A Great Big Ancient Greek Adventure
6pm - 7.00pm
Using puppetry and song, this part will excite explorers of all ages using puppetry and song, as our hero sets of from Troy, yearning to return to home. Exciting for all the family, this engaging first hour will be jampacked full of adventure as our hero battles Gods and monsters.
PART 2: The Power of Love
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Just as the sun is setting, a chance for older audiences to savour our story’s romance, exhilaration and heart break as Odysseus and his gang are thwarted and empowered on their voyage by tempting sirens and passionate goddesses. Odysseus struggles to stay faithful to his wife, and she at home is assailed by suitors. Can their love survive so far and so long apart?
PART 3: The Homecoming
9pm - 10pm
Under a star filled London night, in Part Three Odysseus must adapt to a changed world as he returns home to a world he been absent from for over a decade. The hero must navigate the perils of reclaiming his former family and followers. This hauntingly beautiful final part is a celebration of home and family in all its forms.
Antiphata - the queen’s loyal maid | The Goddess Calypso |
Queen Alcinous | 4th Suitor
Kimene - Odysseus’ warrior sister | The goddess Athena |
Melantho, a treacherous maidservant
Herecles, a sailor | King Aeolus | Cyclops - Posidon’s one eyed, monstrous son |
Sithon - another son of Poseidon | Poseidon - god of the sea
Philotios - a butcher & ballade singer | Mercury - a god and Zeus’ messenger |
Phil Wilmott Writer and Director
Justin Murray Assistant Director
Philip Eddolls Set Designer
Theo Holloway Composer | MD | Sound Designer
Phil Supple Lighting Designer
Penn O'Gara Costume Designer
Francesca Bridge-Cicic Movement Director
Jake Evans Production Manager
Sofi Berenger Producer
George Warren General Manager
Kevin Wilson Press
Toby Burbidge Stage Manager
Tom Jackson DSM
TBA: FOH Manager | ASM | Sound Operator
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SCRIPT
Eurylochos the Cynic | Scylla, a sea Monster | Demodocus, a blind bard |
Argos, Odysseus’s dog - in human form | Telemachus - Odysseus' son |
Zeus - the king of the gods
Penelope, wife of Odysseus and mother of Telemachus |
Princess Nausicaa, in love with Odysseus
Tiresius - a soothsayer | Odysseus' Mother | Circe - a sea witch | Noemon son of Phronins - a man with a boat | Older Odysseus
Odysseus - Husband of Penelope & father of Telemachus |