ED2013 4/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

The Sleeping Trees’ Odyssey (Sleeping Trees)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Homer and his infamous ‘Odyssey’ have had their fair share of re-imaginings over the centuries, but few, I doubt, have been quite so raucously giggle-raising as this one. The comic and enchanting trio that make up Sleeping Trees really slog out blood, tears and sweat (lots and lots of it – you really can’t say they’ve not got oodles of enthusiasm) in this wittily devised take on Odysseus’ epic journey. Hurtling through the endless characters and heroic battles with lots of teasingly silly funny voices and frenzied physical mime, this is a really joyous and epically comical production that retains cracking storytelling in and amongst dozens of big, hearty laughs.

Just the Tonic at The Caves, until 25 Aug (not 13), 4.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Katharine Wootton]