The Odyssey: Missing, Presumed Dead

Simon Armitage


The Odyssey: Missing, Presumed Dead

A high ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a delicate diplomatic mission to Istanbul. But when his trip ends up in a horrific bar room brawl, social media explodes and the enigmatic darling of a political party becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pursued by those looking for vengeance and head-hunted by fanatics, his Odyssey begins.

Plunged into the ancient past Odysseus must now contend with all the unworldly beings and unnatural phenomena that stand in his way.  The Cyclops, the Sirens, witches, whirlpools and flesh-eating armies must all be overcome in the struggle for survival and the long voyage back to the present day.  At home, with her husband missing presumed dead, his wife Penelope and their young son are besieged by the press, ravenous for the full story.

Award-winning poet and author Simon Armitagejoins creative forces again with Director Nick Bagnall after their successful collaboration onThe Last Days of Troy.

'A timely modern political drama...Fascinating'  

The Guardian ****

'Genius...funny and full of surprises'  

The Times ****


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