THE ODYSSEY by HOMER

THE ODYSSEY by HOMER

Fri 10th, Thu 16th, Fri 17th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th August 2018
Beaches of Donegal, Donegal
outdoor event |

THE ODYSSEY by HOMER

RHAPSODES (Actors):
Maxine Peake
Imogen Stubbs
Natascha McElhone
Frances Barber

DATES & LOCATION:

Friday 10th August, Time  7.30pm
Killahoey Beach,
Co. Donegal
(Maxine Peake)

Thursday 16th August, 7pm
Narin Beach, Portnoo,
Co. Donegal
(Details to follow)

Friday 17th August, 7pm
Carrickfinn Beach
Co. Donegal
(Natascha McElhone)

Saturday 18th August, 5pm
Magheroarty Beach,
Co. Donegal
(Frances Barber)

Sunday 19th August, 6pm
Lisfannon Beach,
Co. Donegal
(Frances Barber)

TICKETS: €15 (ROI)

CELEBRATING FRIEL’S PASSION for all things Homeric and transposing the story from Greece to Europe’s western edge the festival presents readings from Homer’s great epic of voyage, shipwreck and homecoming across beaches in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. From the northeast of Ballycastle (where Greek hexameters meet the hexagonal rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway) to the north-west’s sweeping sands of
Narin & Portnoo in Co. Donegal the readings move in and out of the exhilaratingly beautiful indented coastline and back and forth across the border. And along the way the Greek myths of Homer meet Irish myths – such as Balor the one-eyed giant or Finn McCool. It finishes on the Inishowen Peninsula, the safe harbour of Brian Friel’s own Ithaca homeland.

Inside a pitched tent, an acclaimed actor reads from Emily Wilson’s superb new translation (the first in English by a woman), accompanied by Greek food, live Greek music and the crashing of the Atlantic waves.