CORONAVIRUS: 22Feb21 UpdateAll UK venues closed on 16th March 2020. After the Prime Minister's announcement it would appear that, subject to continued control of the virus, venues may re-open with social distancing and limits on audiences from 17th May. Social distancing restrictions may be removed from 21st June. We will continue to update our listings as much as possible to reflect the changes as/when they are reported.
Sixteen year old Ulla is attempting to become the youngest person to sail the world single-handedly in her trusty sailing boat 'The Homer', with only her cat Binnacle to keep her company as she navigates the high seas. All is not plain sailing, as our heroine encounters mythical creatures and obstacles on her journey, including Cy-ops, a one-eyed, over-keen robotic customs official who mistakes her cat for smuggled contraband, and Sylla, a dangerous sea creature whose body and mind have been horribly twisted by radioactive rubbish dumped into the ocean. Meanwhile the voices of the Sirens, Ulla's friends and family, call out to her from across the waves, tempting her to give up her lonely voyage and come home. The show is inspired by Homer's Odyssey, includes live music and puppetry and is suitable for children aged 7+, families and any adult with a sense of fun and wonder.Performers Sarah Minns, Flora McIntosh, Edward Hughes, Pamela Hay, Oskar McCarthy, Alex Beetschen (piano).
Music Anthony Young. Lyrics Leanna Brodie. Company OperaUpClose. Director Valentina Ceschi. Design Faye Bradley. Musical Director Alex Beetschen. Lighting Nic Holdridge. Design Matt Hutchinson (puppet design). Costume Faye Bradley. Director Camilla Ceschi (assistant director).
Cookies in Use