English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world première of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling.
Director of English Touring Theatre, Rachel Tackley said today, “I thought The Last Days of Troy was extraordinary and compelling, bringing ancient characters to life for modern audiences, so I leapt at the opportunity to commission Simon Armitage to finish the story. I’m delighted to be working with him and Nick Bagnall on a new version of The Odyssey for audiences all over the country. It’s a joy to be working with our old friends in Liverpool and to be opening it at the Everyman. We can’t wait to get started.”