Unity Theatre: Win A Pair of Tickets to The Oddity This Wednesday

Posted on 12 May 2016
By Chris High
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Unity Theatre are giving away two free tickets to The Oddity on Wednesday 18th May,courtesy of this free to enter, exclusive Purple Revolver competition. Theatre maker Rose van Leyenhorst and co-director Chris Hill have teamed up to create The Oddity, a contemporary exploration of The Odyssey introducing Tilly, a girl lost between ancient fiction and modern reality. The production will visit Unity Theatre on 18 May as part of a North West Tour.

The Oddity turns the Greek myth on its head, by telling the classic story from a female perspective. We are treated to a feast of words, light and movement as we follow Tilly on her journey. This dark and humorous tale will delight, surprise and move you.

Creator Rose van Leyenhorst has been working on this piece of theatre since 2013. Chris Hill joined her, first as dramaturg, then as co-director. They are interested in big, bold stories told in intimate spaces. Originally from Holland, Rose is passionate about collaborative theatre and set up theatre company Out of Nowhere Theatre to facilitate the creation of new collaborative work.

“The Oddity was not created conventionally” says Rose. “We tested the script and plot ideas in the rehearsal room with co-director Chris and a cast of actors. It has been a continuous work-in-progress, with the script as a starting point rather than an endgame.”

Rose has already enjoyed success with Edinburgh Fringe hit Loving Dick (2013), and Conor McKee’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Deadly Sins (2014). Chris’s directing credits include Crash Pad (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Me, as a Penguin (Arcola/Lowry/West Yorkshire Playhouse), and Rabbitskin (Theatre in the Mill and UK Tour).

To win tickets to the show on Wednesday May 18th simply answer the following question: The Oddity is based on The Odyssey, one of two Greek epics attributed to Homer. Which is the other Greek epic poem attributed to Homer?

a) Romeo and Juliet

b) Paradise Lost

c) The Iliad

Please email your answers to tickets@unitytheatre.co.uk. The competition closes at midday on Monday 16th May and the winner will be contacted on Monday afternoon.

Good Luck!!!

The tour has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England and all the people who have backed the company’s Kickstarter campaign. Tickets are available to buy from Unity Theatre’s Box Office on 0151 709 4988, or by visiting www.​unitytheatreliverpool.​co.​uk​

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