The Penelopiad

20 - 23 Jul

by Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad

20 - 23 Jul

Director Sherrill Gow
Set and Costume Designer PJ McEvoy
Lighting Designer Freddy Sherwood

Penelope: immortalised by Homer as the devoted wife of the glorious Odysseus, silently weaving and unpicking as she waits patiently for her husband’s return.

Now Penelope wanders the underworld with her murdered maids, spinning a different kind of thread: her own side of the story – a tale of lust, greed and murder.

Adapted from her own novel by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), this dazzling retelling of an ancient story becomes as playful as it is haunting.

An amateur production, by kind permission of Margaret Atwood and Curtis Brown.

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Booking Info


Wed 20 Jul, 7:30pm
Thu 21 Jul, 7:30pm
Fri 22 Jul, 7:30pm
Sat 23 Jul, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Full Price £15
Concession (Under 18/Student/Over 65) £12
Southwark Presents Cardholder £10

The Mack, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

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