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Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad

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York Theatre Royal, York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HD

Tel: 01904 623568

Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad

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A TALE OF LUST, GREED AND MURDER

From the author of the modern feminist classic The Handmaid's Tale and 2019's literary phenomenon The Testaments, comes a powerful retelling of one of our oldest stories and myths.

As portrayed in Homer's Odyssey, Penelope – wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy – has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting after her husband goes to fight the Trojan War. As she fends off the attentions of a
hundred greedy suitors – aided and abetted by her 12 maids – travelling minstrels tell her news of Odysseus' epic adventures slaying monsters and bedding goddesses. But when Odysseus returns home, he's not done with the killing.

Now Booker Prize-winner Margaret Atwood gives voice to Penelope, as she wanders the underworld spinning a different kind of thread: her own side of the story – a tale of lust, greed and murder.

Adapted for the stage by Atwood herself from her own wry and witty novel, our new production will feature an all-female cast directed by Juliet Forster (A View From The Bridge, A Midsummer Night's Dream).

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Opening Times

Season (10 July 2020 - 25 July 2020)
Monday - SundayOpen

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£15.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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