The Odyssey: Episode 5 - The Underworld (2023)

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Start date: 
26 August 2023
End date: 
28 August 2023
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Production notes: 
Marking the 5th anniversary of the National Theatre's Public Acts programme. A multi-venue nationwide production of The Odyssey, told in 5 Episodes, with each episode created and performed by local community organisations in collaboration with the National Theatre. Episode 5 is the culmination of Odysseus' journey with a full-scale musical production on the Olivier stage (National Theatre), bringing together community performers from  all four partner organisations, and members recruited through Public Acts founding community partners in London. For Episode 1: see ID 14774; Episode 2: ID 14775; Episode 3: ID 14776; Episode 4: ID 14777.
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Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Odyssey Homer
Person Role Notes
Paul Ardtti Sound Designer
Chris Bush Writer
Dan Canham Movement
Fly Davis Costume Designer
Jim Fortune Composer
Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey Set Designer
Emily Lim Director
Tarek Merchant Musical Director
Joshua Pharo Lighting Designer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
National Theatre (NT), Royal National Theatre (RNT) (London, Greater London, England) 25 August, 2023 to 27 August, 2023

How to cite this production

The Odyssey: Episode 5 - The Underworld (2023), accessed at <2 December 2023>