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Available to stream online until midnight on Wednesday 2 December, and we have made our way out of lockdown 2.0 – we will be together again!
FREE (Pay What You Can) | an online stream | 70 minutes
You will receive an email with a private link to take you to the streaming platform where you will be able to view a recorded version of The Odyssey from 7pm on Sunday 15 November.
Raging storms and supernatural forces prevail over one man’s almighty quest to get home. Immerse yourself in a journey through the high seas, soak up the adventure and encounter danger and exhilaration. Homer’s cornerstone of literature is vividly told with beautiful illustration and masterful puppetry. Cinematic projection and cunning tricks transform a suitcase full of cutout paper puppets into an array of living characters and striking landscapes. A silent film is created before your eyes, set to a captivating live score from exceptional musicians.
‘Ingenious retelling of Homer’s Story’ Lyn Gardner
‘An epic, imaginative voyage’ Time Out
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.
The Paper Cinema is an illustrated song, a shadow, a smoke, a mirror, a puppet show, a cinema show, side show, magic show, a show and tale, a show off. It exists in the meeting of live music and moving drawings.
What happens at the accidental meeting of inkblots, photocopies, cardboard, angle-poise lamps, the occasional table, video technology, a laptop and a banana box?
Our productions relies on visuals, music and sounds to convey the atmosphere and drive the narrative. Musicians provide the score and sound effects. The illustrated ‘puppets’ themselves are two-dimensional, – where the illusion of ‘depth of field’ is created through multiple ‘layers’ – It cannot be overstated how important the live music and sounds are to immersing the audience to the world.