Before we begin, I should warn you: This probably isn't going to end well...
But we still need stories about heroes.
Because there are still monsters that lurk in THE dark.
Beowulf is an interactive performance-game: you are invited you to explore the world of a legendary story from our ancient past… without leaving your seat. An evocative soundscape accompanies your journey through strange lands, discovering forgotten monsters and bringing a Viking hero’s tale back to life 1,000 years after his adventures.
Sit back and enjoy or actively take part in the decisions that guide the story… making each show unique, illuminating the original epic and asking why, after all these years, we still need stories to help us face our fears.
Adapted and performed by Seth Kriebel
Devised with and Directed by Zoe Bouras
Sound Design: Tim Howarth
Lighting Design: Kristina Hjelm
Poetry Advisor: Simon Mole
Dramaturgy: Peader Kirk
Running Time: Approx 60 min
Age suitability: 12+
This production is supported by house.
house is an initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings and supported by Arts Council England to improve the range, quality and scale of theatre presented across the south east of England.
Been and gone…
Bedford - Fri 11 Jan > ⋄The Place⋄
London - Wed 23 Jan > ⋄The British Library⋄
Leicester - Thurs 31 Jan > ⋄Attenborough Arts Centre⋄
Norwich - Fri 1 Feb > ⋄The Garage⋄
Isle of Wight - Thurs 7 Feb > ⋄Ventnor Exchange⋄
Walton-on-Thames - Fri 8 Feb > ⋄Riverhouse Barn⋄
Oxford - Fri 15 Feb > ⋄The Old Fire Station⋄
Folkestone - Thurs 28 Feb > ⋄Quarterhouse⋄
Havant - Fri 1 Mar > ⋄The Spring⋄
Maidenhead - Web 6 Mar > ⋄Norden Farm Centre for the Arts⋄
Chichester - Thurs 7 Mar > ⋄The Showroom⋄
Leeds - Fri 8 Mar > ⋄The Leeds Library⋄ (presented as part of the Leeds Lit Festival 2019)
Slough - Sat 9 Mar > ⋄The Curve⋄
Farnham - Thurs 14 Mar > ⋄Farnham Maltings⋄
Hemel Hempstead Fri 15 Mar > ⋄The Old Town Hall⋄
Bordon - Fri 3 May > ⋄Phoenix Arts Centre⋄
Aldershot - Thurs 6 June > ⋄West End Centre⋄
Oxford - Sun 23 June > Christ Church (presented as part of the ⋄Old Norse Poetry In Performance⋄ conference)
Preston - Wed 17 July > ⋄Harris Museum⋄
Canterbury - Thurs 8 Feb > ⋄Marlowe Theatre⋄
Reading - Wed 21 Feb > ⋄South Street⋄
London - 14 - 31 Mar > ⋄Battersea Arts Centre⋄
Plymouth - Wed 25 Apr > ⋄The House⋄