12 Nov 2015 - 12 Nov 2015

Almeida Greeks

The Odyssey

Directed By Rupert Goold & Robert Icke

Free live-stream 

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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. 

Dates & Tickets

Thu 12 Nov
9am - 9pm
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Additional information

The Odyssey is not a ticketed event. It will be streamed live here, with Twitter commentary throughout the day from @AlmeidaOdyssey

Cast & Creatives

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

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

 

Simon Goldhill - The Odyssey

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