Odyssey

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Odyssey continues its epic touring journey, Bristol here we come…

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Odyssey – The Wardrobe Theatre – Bristol, UK

22nd Nov – 26th Nov | 8pm (plus 2pm on Saturday 26th ) | £8

Winner of The Stage Award – Best Solo Performer

“This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable… a stunning piece of physicalised storytelling.” – The Stage

If you follow us on Twitter you’ll know that the Odyssey team were recently touring on Odysseus’ and Homer’s island of Ithaca in Greece this September, in what was a truly special experience – and something of a dream come true for us.

We’re now back on UK soil after that brief European adventure and we’re spreading the word about our next adventure in Bristol at The Wardrobe Theatre 22-26 Nov 2016.

Odyssey

One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Odyssey follows the Greek warrior Odysseus in his relentless attempt to get home so he can see his wife and son again before he dies. Passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses.

The Best of the Fringe – Observer

“Talent like this is breath taking, if you only see one show – this is it.”
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“Theatre Ad Infinitum have moved to the front of the pack.”
The Guardian

“This is story-telling at its most inventive; a uniquely creative production from a remarkable company.”
British Theatre Guide


A Double Bill Odyssey & Run | The Lowry | 20th Jan 2016

A Collaboration between The Lowry, University of Salford & Theatre Ad Infinitum 

Run is a devised piece and the result of a collaboration between Theatre Ad Infinitum and students at the University of Salford, which explores the experiences of refugees in the current crisis.

Run will play in a double bill with Theatre Ad Infinitum’s one-man Odyssey, which brings Homer’s timeless Greek myth to life through passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling and has been touring the world since 2009…

Odyssey in 2015

Moss, Norway | 16 Sept 2015

Gardzienice, Poland | 15-18 Oct 2015 | 7.30pm

Odyssey In Norway

Following six years of continuous touring around the UK and the world, we’re now beginning to get excited about our Norwegian language version of our Odyssey, opening in September in Norway.

Rehearsals are well underway in Oslo with Silje Torp who’s working with us to transform this one-man ‘tour de force’ into a one-woman hurricane. We can’t wait to share it!

Silje Torp

Our new Odyssey, “Odyseen” premieres at Park Teatret, as part of Non-Stop Festivalen in Moss, Norway on the 16th Sept 2015. Click here to find out more…

Theatre Ad Infinitum reinvent the timeless Greek myth. One actress. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionate, highly physical, and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses…

If you’re in Norway, join us!

 

Performances Earlier in 2015…

London, UK | 6 August 2015 | 7:00 pm | Roof Garden at The Space, Canary Wharf

London, UK | VAULT Festival 18 Feb – 1 March 2015

Theatre Ad Infinitum brought their reinvention of Homer’s timeless Greek myth home…

Six years after the multi-award winning sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009, and following continuous touring around the UK and the world, ODYSSEY finally came to London.

26 March 2015

Odyssey landed at the Washington Arts Centre – a lovely venue between Newcastle and Sunderland. 

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About Odyssey

Theatre Ad Infinitum reinvent the timeless Greek myth. One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionate, highly physical, and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses…

One Man’s Bloody Quest For Home Continues to Tour Internationally Ad Infinitum…

Odyssey premiered in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Pleasance in 2009 and was an official Fringe Sell-Out Show receiving critical acclaim and going on to win The Stage ‘Best Solo Performer Award’. Returning to Pleasance Edinburgh in summer 2010 due to popular demand, Odyssey was met with critical acclaim once more and shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation 2010. The sell-out international tour (UK, Italy, Norway, Romania, Canada, Croatia, Georgia) of Odyssey just keeps on going, and on its travels the show has picked up The Small Scene Theatre Festival Audience Award for a performance in Rjeka, Croatia 2011. We have no idea where our Odyssey will end, but you can keep up with us here…

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Production Credits

Odyssey is a co-devised and co-written piece directed by Nir Paldi and performed George Mann. Costume: Clare Amos. Photography: John Rankin. Trailer: Ryan Garside. Voice Coaching: Tess Dignan.

Awards 2009-2012

ODYSSEY WINS THE ‘THE AUDIENCE AWARD’ AT THE SMALL SCENE THEATRE FESTIVAL 2011 IN RIJEKA, CROATIA

For more information please click here.

ODYSSEY IS SHORTLISTED FOR THE TOTAL THEATRE AWARD 2010

To see the full shortlist of nominations please click here.

WINNER OF THE STAGE BEST SOLO PERFORMER AWARD 2009

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Reviews

2009

The Stage’s Must See! Show ‘This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable …a stunning piece of physicalised storytelling’

Click here to read full review

The Guardian ‘Theatre Ad Infinitum have moved to the front of the pack’

Click here to read full preview

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine – * * * * * ‘Talent like this is breath taking, if you only see one show -this is it’

Click here to read full review

The Scotsman – * * * * ‘A love of storytelling, great physical movement and the power to hold an audience in the palm of his hand’

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The List – * * * * ‘We listeners laugh with delight at the transformations and the quickness of our guide’

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Three Weeks – * * * * ‘Masterful storytelling combined with first class physical theatre’

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2010

Edinburgh Guide – * * * * * ‘Homer’s Odyssey is a big story …the idea that this could be made into a one man show is mind-boggling. But it has, and quite remarkable it is too’

Click here to read full review

BBC – THE REVIEW SHOW Odyssey is recommended by Natalie Haynes on the BBC’s ‘The Review Show’ -it’s 42mins and 50 secs into the show on BBC iPlayer

Click here to see it on BBC iPlayer

Click Liverpool – ‘It was only one hour, but one of the best hours I have ever spent in a theatre.

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British Theatre Guide – ‘This is story-telling at its most inventive; a uniquely creative production from a remarkable young company’

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Bristol Evening Post- ‘Not since the brilliant Guy Masterson recreated Dylan Thomas’s entire Under Milk Wood saga single handed more than a decade ago has the Ustinov staged such an amazing one-man show as this stunning portrayal by George Mann.

Click here to read full review

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Odyssey Touring History

2009

Edinburgh: Pleasance Ten Dome 5-31st August 2009

Norway, Fredrickstad: Le Crois Huset 30th October 2009

2010

Presteigne: Assembly Rooms 23rd January 2010

Windlesham: Malden Family Theatre 26th January 2010

Brighton: Upstairs at 3 and 10 9th February 2010

Eastleigh: The Point 11th February 2010

Ormskirk: The Rose Theatre 4th March 2010

Cardiff: WMC Stiwdio Weston/Western Studio 5th March 2010

Norway, Hamar 11th March 2010

London: Redbridge Drama Centre 25th March 2010

Bath: Theatre Royal Bath 1st – 3rd April 2010

Lincoln: Bishop Greaves 11th April 2010

Brighton: Brighton College 15th April 2010

Liverpool: Unity Theatre 21st April 2010

Leeds: Carriageworks 22nd – 23rd April 2010

Maidenhead: Norden Farm 28th April 2010

Aberystwyth: Aberystwyth Arts Centre 29th April 2010

Newbury: Corn Exchange Regional 3rd – 7th May 2010

Oxford: North Wall 14th May 2010

Salisbury: Salisbury Arts Centre 23rd – 24th May 2010

Norway: Lillehammer Literature Festival 26 – 27th May 2010

Tonbridge: EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School 14th June 2010

Manchester/Salford Quays: The Lowry 17th – 19th June 2010

Greater London: Croydon, Croydon Clocktower 23rd June 2010

Edinburgh: Pleasance Ten Dome 4 – 30th August 2010

Kings Langley: Tell Tale Festival 27th September 2010

Romania: Bucharest, Teatre La Masca

Norway: Tour of Hedmark Region 18-22nd October 2010

Brighton: Upstairs at 3 and 10, 16-17th November 2010

2011

Take Art Touring, Somerset:

3rd March | Wadham School, Mount Pleasant, Crewkerne, TA18 7NT

4th March| Sexeys School, Cole Road, Bruton, BA10 0EN

5th March | Ashbrittle Village Hall, Ashbrittle, Nr Wellington, TA21 0LF 

UK Touring

15th March | Loughborough High School, Burton Walks, Loughborough LE11 2DU | 4.30pm

16th March | Cranleigh School, Horseshoe La, Cranleigh GU6 8QQ | 6.15pm

17-19 March | Hull Truck, Hull | 7.30pm

24 March – Half Moon Theatre, London | 4.30pm & 7pm 

Spot On Rural Touring, Lancashire:

25th March – Downham Village Hall, Downham, Nr Clitheroe, Lancashire | 7.30pm 

13 April – The Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford College, London | 7.30pm 

ODYSSEY INTERNATIONAL TOURING 2011

25-29th Jan – Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Canada produced by WHY NOT THEATRE

7-22nd Feb – Regional Tour in Ostfold, Norway | Various dates, venues and times

4 May – Small Scene Theatre Festival, Rijeka, Croatia | 7.00pm |
For information click here

9 May – Markedet For Scenekunst: Parketten 1, Sandefjord, Norway | 1.30pm | For more information click here

14/15 May – Bob Theatre Festival 2011, Athens, Greece | 9.30pm/8.00pm | For more information about Odyssey’s visit to the homeland, click here

15 Sept – Ha Gamle Prestegard, Nye loa, Stavanger, Norway | 7.30pm | For more information about Odyssey’s visit to Stavanger, click here

19 Sept – Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre 2011, Giorgia | 9.30pm/8.00pm | For more information about Odyssey’s visit to Tbilisi click here

UK

4 Oct – Manchester Grammar School, Manchester UK | 11.35am 

2012

26 Jan – Wellington School, Taunton, UK | 8pm

8-10 March – Take Art Touring, Rural Touring in Somerset 

  • Thursday 8th March 2012, 8:00pm at Churchinford Village Hall TA3 7RG 
  • Friday 9th March 2012, 7:30pm at Chaffcombe Village Hall TA20 4BJ 
  • Saturday 10th March 2012, 8:00pm at Neroche Village Hall TA3 6TY 

9 May – St Catherines School, Guildford, UK | 7.30pm

21 Sept – Tivoli Amphi Theatre, NON-STOP Festival, Moss, Norway | 6pm 

5 October – Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, University of Essex | 8pm

2014

5th February – Carol Churchill Theatre, Royal Holloway University of London | 7.30pm

28 June – Redbridge Council Chamber, Greater London, with Redbridge Drama Centre as part of Labyrinth Festival | 8pm

24th Sept, Cirencester College, Cirencester | 7.30pm

2015

18 Feb – 1 March – London Premiere at VAULT Festival, Waterloo Vaults, London | 7.30pm

26 March – Washington Arts Centre, Sunderland, UK | 7.30pm

6 Aug – The Space, Roof Garden, Canary Wharf, London | 7.30pm

2016

20 Jan – The Lowry, Salford Quays | 8pm

Odyssey is continually available for touring so if you’d like to host our One Man Homeric adventure please get in touch…