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The Sleeping Trees' Odyssey
Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2013


Just the Tonic at The Caves (venue website)
1-12, 14-25 Aug, 4:40pm-5:40pm

 Recommended for age 14+ only.

Winner of our “one to watch” award at this year’s Brighton Fringe, Sleeping Trees Theatre’s version of The Odyssey is a wild eyed, energetic version of Homer’s epic. A physical performance filled with mime and music, it also boasts some highly-skilled, multi-layered comedy. All in all, we found it impossible not to enjoy this quirky interpretation of a classic tale.

Be warned though: it’s not for classical purists. Sleeping Trees’ gimmick is to tell the tale as they remember it, without going back to check the details. According to our review in Brighton, the result was possibly even better than the real thing: you can expect the Cyclops and the Sirens, but also some offbeat additions, including a long-lost son called Ricky.

Of course, we’re not the only ones to have picked up on Sleeping Trees. Last year’s show, Not Treasure Island, swept the board with positive reviews, and earned an award nomination of its own. So we’ve high hopes for this August – as the three men of Sleeping Trees embark on their latest odyssey to Edinburgh.

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