CBeebies star goes ‘There and Back Again’
Seamus Heaney HomePlace • Sun 18 June ’17
One of the world’s oldest tales will be given a modern twist by CBeebies star Patrick Lynch in There and Back Again – An Odyssey, at Seamus Heaney HomePlace on Sunday 18 June.
In the show, which is aimed at adults and children aged 6+, Patrick uses a pioneering mix of film and theatre to bring to life the Cyclops, the Siege of Troy, the Floating Island, the Land of the Dead and the whirlpools and mythic creatures that feature in Homer’s ancient Greek epic poem The Odyssey.
Live table-top puppetry is magnified to giant size using special cameras as Patrick, otherwise known as the presenter of CBeebies programmes like Razzle Dazzle and Let’s Celebrate!, takes the audience on a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece.
Speaking ahead of his visit to Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Patrick says:
“In ‘There and Back Again – An Odyssey’ I control the lights, camera and action with my hands and sometimes even my feet! With famous battles, floating islands, one-eyed giants and angry Gods, this show proves that no matter how far you roam, there’s no place like Homer.”
Tickets for “There and Back Again – An Odyssey” are £5/£3 and are on sale now from www.seamusheaneyhome.com