My Father, Odysseus
By Timberlake Wertenbaker / Directed by Nicole Twinam and Hettie Duncan
“Act like a man. What is that supposed to mean? How would I know what it is to act like a man?”
Telemachus’ father left long ago to fight a war. He doesn’t remember him. Now the man of the house, he must step up to defend his father’s legacy and protect his mother from the suitors that lounge around the court.
This timeless Greek myth has been reinvented by extraordinary playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker (‘Our Country’s Good’, ‘Three Birds Alighting on a Field’) to create a modern, rich and powerful work about a son searching for his father and a father searching for himself that explores masculinity and the effects of war.
Suitable for 11 years +
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