George Cadbury Hall - Selly Oak Campus
Thursday 27 October (19:30) - Saturday 29 October 2016 (21:30)

Odyssey 27 - 29 October 2016
  • By Di Sherlock. Based on the works by Homer. Directed by Di Sherlock.

Odyssey revisits Homer from the female perspective. Athena, in mortal guise as lawyer, retells the iconic tale for today, inviting the women who encounter the charismatic war veteran and the woman he left behind to tell their story. The piece looks at the landscape of war as experienced by women who are affected by conflict or are themselves conflicted. Using soundscape and movement alongside Homer's text and original writing, the stitched up women of the world unpick the bloody threads of the hero's testimony.

Performance Dates

  • Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 October 2016 at 19:30
  • Saturday 29 October 2016 at 14:00

Ticket prices

£8 (£6 concessionary rate)

Concessionary tickets available to full time Students, UoB Staff, Under 16’s and over 60’s. Only one discount is available per ticket and valid ID must be presented where applicable.

Booking Information

Bookings can be made online by debit or credit card at any time using the Online Shop link below. Please visit the shop and search for the name of the production.

Bookings in person at George Cadbury Hall can be made on the week of the production. The Box Office is usually open between 13.00 and 14.00 Wednesday through Friday and 45 minutes before the start of a performance. Please ring the box office for exact opening hours as this is manned by students and has limited opening times. The box office can only accept cash payments.

Please note any bookings made by telephone must be collected and paid for by no later than 20 minutes prior to the performance or the tickets will be released for resale. No payment can be taken over the phone.

For more information about the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts, our productions and how to find us, please visit our website below.

Contact Information

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
George Cadbury Hall
University of Birmingham
998 Bristol Road
Selly Oak
B29 6LG

About our productions

The Department of Drama and Theatre Arts is a leader in the integrated academic and practical study of drama, performance and theatre arts. Students gain first-hand experience using and testing the language of performance in a variety of specialist study and practical modules.

Each year the Department stages a season of plays closely tied to its academic and practical work. Productions are performed by third year undergraduates and supported in lighting, sound, design/costume and stage management by second and first year students. Plays are directed either by members of the Department or guest directors from the professional theatre. Productions will be staged in the departments own performance venue George Cadbury Hall.

If you would like further information about our degree programme, please contact  drama@contact.bham.ac.uk.