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theatre ad infinitum is returning to the Edinburgh festival with ‘Odyssey’, after a New York residency and Arts Council support of their Spring UK Tour of ‘Behind the Mirror’.

Following last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Behind the Mirror’, theatre ad infinitum are back to reinvent Homer’s timeless Greek myth, ‘Odyssey’: one man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionate, highly physical, and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite your imagination and awaken the senses…

Pleasance Dome, 10 Dome
4.20pm, 5 – 31 August 2009
(except Monday’s 17 and 24 August)

Since Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008 theatre ad infinitum has had a fantastic year: they received Arts Council funding for their sell-out UK Spring 2009 Tour of Behind the Mirror. Out of 400 applications, theatre ad infinitum were chosen to represent the United Kingdom by New York’s Exchange Theatre Residency Program to begin researching for their next show in June 2009. Each year the Exchange run the Orchard Project, an envious opportunity for theatre companies and artists to develop new projects. Previous residents have included the Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland.

Odyssey is a devised adaptation performed by George Mann and directed by Nir Paldi:

“We wanted to create a dramatic and poetic piece that really works the imagination of the audience: being a one man show this was a big challenge. The magic, characters, spaces, colours, and whole islands are all created by George and I had to push hard to find the precise world of Homer’s Odyssey, this is very much our version, but we wanted to capture the essence and poetics of the piece in what we put on stage.”

Praise for Behind the Mirror

“Inventive [and] promising stuff from new Lecoq-trained company, Ad Infinitum.”
Observer ‘Best of the Fringe’

“Mercilessly energetic, hilariously funny, fast-paced piece of Marx Brothers’ style action.”
British Theatre Guide *****

“An exhilarating piece of theatre … a company with a very promising future.”
Metro ****

“The audience find themselves at the heart of this intelligent troupe’s imagination… the energy of the performers is relentless, and nothing short of charming throughout.”
Scotsman ****


Mervin Stutter’s ‘Pick of the Fringe’ 2008

To book review tickets for this show please contact the Pleasance Press Office 0131 556 6557
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