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Rupert Goold and Robert Icke to direct cast of 40 in The Odyssey

Rupert Goold. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith
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Rupert Goold and Robert Icke will direct a cast of 40 performers as part of a production of Homer’s The Odyssey that will be streamed online.

It follows the success of The Iliad, which involved 66 actors and was watched online as it was performed at the British Museum.

The Odyssey, the last in the Almeida’s Greeks Season, will be staged from 9am on November 12 as a reading and it will be streamed from a variety of locations across London.

Icke said: “We’ve been thrilled by how hungry audiences have proved for a big Greek feast; packed houses at the Almeida, standing room only to hear The Iliad, and a West End transfer for Oresteia.”

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