The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Atwoods retelling of The Odyssey from Penelopes perspective is a totally appropriate text for this energetic and innovative all-female cast. In true Fringe style, this playful dramatisation affords plenty of opportunity for creative vitality as Penelope and the ghosts of her wronged maids (all cruelly hanged after Odysseuss return) multi-role and employ a range of dynamic strategies, in words, movement and song, to tell of Penelopes birth in Sparta, her relationship with Helen, her arranged marriage and her long wait for Odysseus' return from the Trojan Wars. Colourful, shape-shifting physicality.