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PUNKT PRESENTS PENELOPE

 

A dream odyssey into the world of the woman who waited 20 years for her bloke to return.

 

When Odysseus (famous for his appearances in the Odyssey, Joyce’s Ulysses, and several blockbuster movies) goes to war, Penelope sits at home and weaves for twenty years. Little is known of that time - there’s something about a squadron of suitors - but now ‘Punkt comes along to reveal what the loneliest woman in Classical history dreamed about.

 

Whimsical, witty, and irreverent, ’Punkt Presents Penelope is a mix of classical and popular, a blend of perspectives, and a cocktail of mediums all in pursuit of an unexpectedly fun night at the theatre.

London Pub Theatres

‘The company riffs intelligently and wittily on Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ and Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ but they wear the high-culture references so lightly, get in and out in less than an hour, and left me wanting to see more from this excellent acting troupe.’

London Pub Theatres

'I applaud Punkt for a brave experiment and view them as an energetic company with ideas on how to make our classics more relevant.'

A Younger Theatre

‘Fantastical, economical and beautiful.’

London Pub Theatres

Production history:

The Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London – 10-14 March 2020

London Pub Theatres Festival, The Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London – 8 October 2019

The Courtyard Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London – 11 March 2019

A bit of history:

On January 21, 2019, Abigail, Aida, Faezah, Isabella, Ollie, Rachel, and Talia went to Speaker’s Corner in London and found a big empty park. It was very lonely. It made Abigail, Aida, Faezah, Isabella, Ollie, Rachel, and Talia think of absence, loss, and the construct of the stage. Now, Abigail, Aida, Faezah, Isabella, Ollie, Rachel, and Talia are working on a show about Penelope waiting for Odysseus. Abigail, Aida, Faezah, Isabella, Ollie, Rachel, and Talia question the real and the unreal through different perspectives, delving into the internal world of a woman alone.

Company Abigail Hirsch, Aida Rocci, Antonia Georgieva (The Lion & Unicorn Theatre, 2019 and 2020), Faezah Zulkifli (The Courtyard Theatre, 2019), Isabella Routley (The Courtyard Theatre 2019, The Lion and Unicorn 2019), Oliver McFadden, Rachel Copel (The Courtyard Theatre, 2019) & Talia Kracauer

Production Manager Anna Smith (The Courtyard Theatre, 2019)

Production Photography Hao-Yeh Wang (The Courtyard Theatre, 2019), Hannah-Louise Batt (Lion and Unicorn, 2020)

Light Design Hannah-Louise Batt (Lion and Unicorn, 2020)

Marketing Coordinator Faezah Zulkifli (The Lion & Unicorn Theatre, 2019)

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