Orpheus – The Mythical
Richard Stilgoe’s Orpheus – The Mythical
A Musical Comedy about a Greek Tragedy
The young disabled students of the Orpheus Centre work the same magic as the original Orpheus – they make the world stop and listen. To celebrate the Centre’s 20th birthday, along with some of their alumni and recent graduates of Arts Educational School, they present Orpheus’ voyage to find the golden fleece and his doomed journey down to Hades to rescue his wife Euridice, while battling the efforts of the bored and wilful gods and an unreliable satnav.
Subject to professional commitments, The Greek Chorus will be played on different nights by Jane Asher, Rob Brydon, Bertie Carvel, Jim Carter, Patricia Hodge, Martin Jarvis and more.
Words and Music by Richard Stilgoe
Directed by Katie Beard
Fri 23 – Martin Jarvis
Sat 24 – Rob Brydon
Mon 26 – Patricia Hodge
Tue 27 – Jane Asher
Wed 28 – Charles Collingwood and Judy Bennett
Thu 29 – Samuel West
Fri 30 – Bertie Carvel
Sat 31 Matinee – Barry Cryer
Sat 31 Evening – Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton