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VenueOlivier (National Theatre)
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From26th August 2023
To28th August 2023
When19:00. Mon Mat 14:00
PricesFrom £20.00. To £40.00.
What is currently on at Olivier (National Theatre) (V373)

The Odyssey: Episode 5 - The Underworld

The Odyssey: Episode 5 - The UnderworldT512399847
No-one is lost for all time. Held captive by the nymph Calypso, Odysseus has all but given up hope of ever returning home. Back on Ithaca, her son Telemachus plots a rescue, and high above on Mount Olympus, the Gods convene to set her one final trial - a voyage to Hades, land of the dead. But high above on Mount Olympus, the Gods are convening to decide the fate of Odysseus, and if she should be allowed to return home to Ithaca. The Gods agree to release Odysseus, but first she must pass through Hades, the land of the dead, to finally reach home.
Author Chris Bush
Music Jim Fortune

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Production details

To mark the fifth anniversary of Public Acts, The Odyssey is reimagined for today in an epic retelling with hundreds of community members across the country. All performances of The Odyssey: Episode 5 are audio-described, captioned and chilled.


No UKTW or User reviews available.


Director Emily Lim
Director Dan Canham (movement)
Musical Director Tarek Merchant (and music supervisor)
Design Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Costume Fly Davis
Lighting Joshua Pharo
Sound Paul Arditti
Performer Amy Booth-Steel (Calypso)
Performer Tarinn Callender (Telemachus)
Performer Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Odysseus)
Performer Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Poseidon)
Performer Emma Prendergast (Athena)
Performer Zubin Varla (Hades)
CORONAVIRUS: All venues in the UK were shut down on March 16, 2020, and the restrictions were finally lifted on July 19, 2021. It is important to mention that the UK Theatre Web archive listings (iUKTDb) from March 2020 to July 2021 might not be accurate due to the lack of information regarding rescheduled and cancelled shows.

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