Adaptation of The Odyssey is coming to Boston

A hilarious new verse adaptation of The Odyssey is coming to Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, in Boston, next month.

The Pantaloons present The Odyssey. EMN-190402-192615001
The Pantaloons present The Odyssey. EMN-190402-192615001

The Pantaloons will be at the Spain Lane venue on Friday, March 8, at 7.30pm.

The production, adapted by Mark Hayward and Stephen Purcell, stars a stranded war hero Odysseus.

A show spokesman said: “Odysseus must struggle against the odds to get home to his wife; but can he battle his way through grumpy gods, naughty nymphs, monocular monsters and over 100 sleazy suitors?

“All whilst wearing an Ancient Greek robe that looks suspiciously like a bedsheet? Or will he – and The Pantaloons – remain all at sea?”

With a cast of just four talented actor-musicians playing an epic number of roles, audiences can expect plenty of quick-changes and (sometimes literally) larger-than-life characters.

This fast-paced production, brimming with comic energy, is sure to put a smile on the face of even the most world-weary traveller.

Mark Hayward, co-writer and director of The Odyssey, said: “We take well-loved tales and give them a contemporary twist, making them accessible for new audiences and showing seasoned fans something that they perhaps had not seen in them before.”

Tickets, priced at £14, are available online from www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk or the box office on 01205 363108.

• Tickets are selling fast, so book yours now to avoid missing out on The Odyssey when it comes to Blackfriars Theatre.