A transformation of the novel by Margaret Atwood Wednesday 20th March at 7pm in the Mitchener Hall Admission £2
For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, running a kingdom while her husband is off fighting the Trojan war is not a simple business. As if it isn’t bad enough that the has been lured away due to the shocking behaviour of her beautiful cousin Helen, Penelope must also bring up her wayward son, face down scandalous rumours and keep more than one hundred lustful, greedy, bloodthirsty suitors at bay…
Perhaps not surprising then that it all ends in murder. Margaret Atwood has given Penelope her own voice so that she can tell her story at last and set the record straight for good.
This production has been scripted by the students and includes elements of Ancient Greek theatre, most notably the chorus of maids who were unjustly murdered by Telemachus on Odysseus’ return to Ithaca. The students have incorporated various theatre techniques in their re-telling, and each will play Penelope at different points during the performance, in addition to representing the maids and various other characters.