Odyssey and For Tonight. In conversation with Iestyn Griffiths…
Odyssey and For Tonight. In conversation with Iestyn Griffiths…

Odyssey and For Tonight. In conversation with Iestyn Griffiths…

Episode 26
36:53

Featuring the reviews of The Odyssey and For Tonight. In conversation with Iestyn Griffiths the MD of For Tonight.

Get ready for a thrilling journey through the world of theatre in this exciting podcast episode! We’re diving into epic productions and heartfelt stories that are sure to leave you enchanted.

First up, we have The Odyssey, a national, multi-venue production that unfolds over five parts. Each episode of Odysseus’ incredible journey is created and performed by local artists and communities from four partner organisations across the UK. The grand finale takes place on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre, featuring community performers from all partner organisations and members recruited through Public Acts founding community partners in London. This epic retelling of Odysseus’ adventures will have you on the edge of your seat!

Odysseus, held captive by the nymph Calypso, has nearly lost hope of ever returning home. But back on Ithaca, his son Telemachus hatches a daring rescue plan. Meanwhile, the Gods on Mount Olympus are convening to decide Odysseus’ fate. Will she be allowed to return home, or are more trials in store for her? Join us on this mythical journey filled with drama, suspense, and the enduring human spirit.

To mark the fifth anniversary of Public Acts, The Odyssey is reimagined for today with hundreds of community members from across the country. The production boasts stage favorites Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Tarinn Callender, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, and Zubin Varla. It’s a theatrical experience like no other!

But that’s not all – we also bring you For Tonight, a new musical that will tug at your heartstrings. Inspired by true events, this timeless love story unfolds in 1832 in a small town in North Wales. A Romani family finds shelter and friendship, but tragedy strikes when an unknown disease spreads. Blame falls on the Romani traveller’s, and they are forced to flee, leaving three Parry siblings to navigate a world filled with love, joy, friendship, pain, prejudice, and struggle.

For Tonight is a musical that uniquely blends the rich traditions, languages, and cultures of the Welsh and Romani peoples. It’s a stirring journey that explores the power and meaning of home. Join us for an exclusive interview with the Musical Director, Iestyn Griffiths, and get a sneak peek of a song from the show sung by the talented Amy Di Bartolomeo and Simon Gordon. This is a musical experience that will resonate with your heart and soul.

So, get ready for a podcast filled with epic tales, stunning performances, and captivating music. Tune in now for an unforgettable theatrical adventure!

Meet your Hosts & Guests:

Iestyn Griffiths

Guest

Darren Lee Murphy

Host

Natalie Maher

Host

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