Stork Theatre presents:
An adventure marathon: Homer’s epic told in full over 12 hours
Translated by Emily Wilson
Date: Saturday 1 December 2018
Time: 11am – 11pm
Admission is FREE
The Stork Theatre presents a homeric marathon: The Odyssey told in full over 12 hours by 30 different performers. Homer’s classic adventure story told from beginning to end for the first time ever in Australia – A must see. Join us for your favourite chapter, stay for the whole 12 hour marathon or come and go as you please. This event is ideal for families, students and anyone who loves adventure.
Bring a picnic and join us at Melbourne’s iconic MPavilion, in the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road for this adventure marathon. Admission is FREE and seating in the pavilion itself is limited but there a plenty of ideal picnic spots on the grass.
Girls to the Front
Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey is the first english translation by a woman. Wilson brings a fresh and unique perspective to this epic tale, foregrounding the many powerful and important women whom we meet along the way. The goddess, the Sorceress, the Queen and the wife will be brought to life by the prodigious talents of Sigrid Thornton, Natasha Herbert, Kate Kendall and many more.
Magda Szubanski, Australia’s most loved comedian and performer, will open the event by reading Chapter one at 11am in the first session.
Actors & Session Times
Session 1 / 11.00am – 1.00pm / Magda Szubanski, Jack Charles, Richard Piper, Carolyn Bock
Session 2 / 1.00pm – 3.00pm / Sabrina D’Angelo, Kevin Hopkins, Max Gillies, Denis Moore
Session 3 / 3.00pm – 5.00pm / Neil Pigot, Caroline Lee, Peter Craven, Dimity Shepherd
Session 4 / 5.00pm – 7.00pm / Sigrid Thornton, Ross Campbell, Sean Scully, Naomi Rukavina
Session 5 / 7.00pm – 9.00pm / Natasha Herbert, Melodie Reynolds, Rod Mullinar, Dimitrios Michalopoulos (The Greek Consul General)
Session 6 / 9.00pm – 11.00pm / John-Marc Desengano, Marco Chiappi, Kate Kendall, Alexander Madden