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The Odyssey

By Homer, Directed by Rupert Goold & Robert Icke

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12 Nov 2015

On 14 August, we brought you The Iliad. More than 60 artists, 18,255 lines of text, and an audience of more than 50,000 people across the world, watching online or in person at the Almeida and the British Museum.

On 12 November, as the closing event of our Almeida Greeks festival season, we’re bringing you The Odyssey.

There are four locations on the route where audiences are invited to experience the reading live (due to the nature of the performance spaces you will need to be 12+ years to join us):

8.30am Almeida Theatre
11am Tower Pier, London EC3N 4DT
3pm Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, London N1 2DU
5pm Secret location*
*Meet at the Almeida Theatre and be taken to an undisclosed location nearby

It’s free to come and hear some of our greatest actors performing live – but spaces are strictly limited and tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the Almeida Team will be there to welcome you at each location. We advise you to dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes as some surfaces may be uneven and some walking may be required. Please be aware that food and drink may not be consumed at some of the venues.

The Odyssey will be live-streamed here. If you can’t join the reading on location you can also soak up the atmosphere by watching the live stream throughout the day in the Almeida Theatre foyer or at our temporary Home(r) at 129 – 130 Upper Street (next to John Salt Bar).

Translation of The Odyssey by Robert Fagles, published by Penguin Books Ⓒ Robert Fagles, 1996. Reproduced by permission of Sheil Land Associates Ltd.


Rupert Goold & Robert Icke
Associate Directors
Anthony Almeida & Daniel Raggett
Casting Director
Sophie Holland
Digital Consultant & Filmmaker
Todd Macdonald
Academic Consultant
Justine McConnell

Michele Austin 
Tom Bateman 
Emily Berrington 
Louise Brealey 
Lorna Brown 
Jessica Brown Findlay
Amanda Boxer
Richard Cant
Bertie Carvel
Paul Chahidi
Elizabeth Chan 
Andy de la Tour 
Rudi Dharmalingam 
Amanda Drew
Noma Dumezweni
Stephen Fewell
Susannah Fielding 
Annie Firbank
Kate Fleetwood
Naomi Frederick
Tom Goodman-Hill
Amanda Hale
Scott Handy
Bryony Hannah
Ian Hart
Douglas Henshall
Joshua Higgott
Jeremy Irvine
Ivanno Jeremiah
Toby Jones
Lydia Leonard
George MacKay
Anna Madeley
Forbes Masson
Ian McKellen
Annette McLaughlin
Carmen Munroe
Jonjo O’Neill
Prasanna Puwanarajah
Charlotte Randle
Miranda Richardson
Jenna Russell
Simon Russell Beale
Justin Salinger
Danny Sapani
Adrian Scarborough
Andrew Scott
Michael Shaeffer
Robert Sheehan
Cherrelle Skeete
Juliet Stevenson
Rhashan Stone
Janet Suzman
Luke Thompson
Stanley Tucci
Indira Varma
Lia Williams
Olivia Williams
Hara Yannas
Ashley Zhangazha