The Penelopiad
    By Margaret Atwood

    19:30, Tue 24th June 2014 at Heathfield School, Ascot
    15:30, Sun 10th August 2014 - Mon 25th August 2014 at C+1, C-Venues, Edinburgh Fringe
    Summer Vacation

    When Odysseus finally came home, after years at sea, he ruthlessly hanged twelve innocent maids. Whilst this was a mere footnote in Homer's original story, Margaret Atwood has given these women a voice, in her dark yet witty play: 'The Penelopiad'.

    Presented by Cambridge Shortlegs, and funded by Pembroke Players, in a challenging physical theatre adaptation - inspired by Frantic Assembly - see one of the world's most famous myths retold through Atwood's "cunning replotting and smart updating" (Mary Beard).

    From the creative team behind the original ADC Lateshow (4 Varsity, 8/10 TCS), 'Five Kinds of Silence' (5 Varsity, 9/10 TCS), and A Clockwork Orange (4 CTR, 4 Tab, 9/10 TCS)


    Penelope -
    Melantho -
    Telemachus/Eurynomus -
    Oracle/Ctesippus -
    Klytie/Naiad Mother -
    Appolonious -
    Odysseus -
    Icarius/Antinous -
    Laertes/Eurymachus -
    Tanis/Anticleia -
    Narcissa/Clytius -
    Helen of Troy/Iole -
    Eurycleia/Kerthia -

    Production Team

    Technical Director -
    Director -
    Producer -
    Physical Theatre Choreographer -
    Composer -
    Lighting Designer -
    Stage Manager -
    Publicity Designer -