Sat 18 Apr | 8pm | £12/£111 U16
Welcome to Ithaca. Island paradise and home to Penelope.
She’s married to a world famous war hero and she’s had enough of waiting quietly. Made with input from soldiers and military spouses, Penelope RETOLD is an irreverent collision of classic myth, The Odyssey and contemporary rage. Get ready for a theatrical storm that sweeps through poetry, songs, comedy and YouTube clips towards a poignant and furious conclusion. Olivier Award nominee and Stage Best Solo Performer, Caroline Horton, presents an epic, heartbreaking and fiercely playful tale of love, loneliness and the need to be free.
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Caroline Horton, one of the UK's most talked about theatre artists, is touring her highly acclaimed one-woman show Penelope RETOLD.
An Olivier Award-nominee and double Stage Award winner, Caroline Horton is no stranger to attention, but her recent show 'Islands' at London's Bush Theatre really set the cat among the pigeons with its viscerally funny, and powerfully grotesque take on the injustices of tax havens. Read more in The Stage
With that debate still raging, she now returns to less controversial ground as she prepares to revisit her highly acclaimed adaptation of the Odyssey from the point of view of Odysseus' wife. Horton – who trained with French maestro and Sasha Baron Cohen's inspiration, Philippe Gaulier – is a past winner of The Stage's prestigious Best Solo Performer award and she's on sparkling form in this tender, playful and at times poignantly furious piece.
Penelope RETOLD was commissioned by Derby Theatre and premiered at the venue in 2014, and was written and performed by Caroline Horton. The production enjoyed a highly successful run at the Theatre last year and proved incredibly popular with audiences and press alike. The Guardian described it as “a compelling monodrama****”, with Public reviews adding: “a fascinating drama from an exciting performer” and independent theatre reviewer and blogger, Phil Lowe describing it as: “a gripping and unique piece of theatre and a must see” *****
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