And now, in 2017, Martin Hunka's brand new re-telling of Homer's magic epic
The Odyssey is a ridiculously exciting epic about a man journeying home after a long, brutal war.
Back in Ithaka his wife Penelope and son Telemachus assume he is long dead.
So do a bunch of wealthy young layabouts who lust after Penelope, mock
Telemachus, and dream of taking over Odysseus’ palace and wealth for themselves.Heaven help them if the boss gets back.
The story takes place in a golden, heroic age where everyone seems noble, godlike and illustrious. Or are they?
Well maybe, but underneath the gloss they are, as often as not, fallible, frail, self-engrossed and engagingly human.
Performances of Martin Hunka’s The Odyssey:
Leatherhead Community Association, Leatherhead: March 2017
Queen Mary’s University, London: July 2016
Surrey Storytellers, Ewell: March 2016
Comments on Martin’s Ewell performance of THE ODYSSEY
“Absolutely brilliant!” T.C. “Totalling absorbing.” D.H.
“Absolutely loved it” J.C. “It was magical, I didn’t want it to end.” J.C.
“His story holding them spellbound down the shadowed halls” The Odyssey: Homer:Trans Fagles