Ian McKellen and Stanley Tucci join Almedia’s The Odyssey

Ian McKellen, Juliet Stevenson, Stanley Tucci and Andrew Scott will take part in the Almeida Theatre’s reading of Homer’s The Odyssey.

The Almeida celebrate the end of their Greeks season with a reading of Homer’s The Odyssey staged in unusual locations across London.

Audiences will be able to experience the live reading of The Odyssey at four locations starting with the Almeida at 8.30am, Tower Pier at 11.00am, Islington Town Hall at 3.00pm and a secret location at 5.00pm. The readings will be streamed live from www.almeida.co.uk/odyssey

Over 35 actors will take part in the reading including Ian McKellen, Juliet Stevenson, Stanley Tucci, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvince, Anna Madeley, Douglas Henshall, Bertie Carvel, Miranda Richardson, George MacKay, Jenna Russell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Susannah Fielding and Simon Russell Beale.

The Odyssey, directed by Rupert Goold and Robert Icke, follows a reading of The Iliad earlier this year and concludes the Almeida’s season dedicated to Greek theatre.

Full list of readers
Michele Austin
Tom Bateman
Emily Berrington
Louise Brealey
Lorna Brown
Jessica Brown Findlay
Amanda Boxer
Richard Cant
Bertie Carvel
Paul Chahidi
Elizabeth Chan
Andy de la Tour
Rudi Dharmalingam
Amanda Drew
Noma Dumezweni
Susannah Fielding
Annie Firbank
Kate Fleetwood
Naomi Frederick
Tom Goodman-Hill
Amanda Hale
Scott Handy
Bryony Hannah
Ian Hart
Douglas Henshall
Joshua Higgott
Jeremy Irvine
Ivanno Jeremiah
Toby Jones
George MacKay
Anna Madeley
Forbes Masson
Ian McKellen
Annette McLaughlin
Carmen Munroe
Jonjo O’Neill
Prasanna Puwanarajah
Charlotte Randle
Miranda Richardson
Jenna Russell
Simon Russell Beale
Justin Salinger
Adrian Scarborough
Andrew Scott
Michael Shaeffer
Robert Sheehan
Cherrelle Skeete
Juliet Stevenson
Rhashan Stone
Janet Suzman
Luke Thompson
Stanley Tucci
Indira Varma
Lia Williams
Olivia Williams
Hara Yannas
Ashley Zhangazha

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