Penelope RETOLD

A Derby Theatre Production
Derby Theatre Productions
Saturday 14 March 2015 - Monday 16 March 2015
Average: 4 (1 vote)
"A compelling monodrama"
The Guardian

Part of Derby Theatre's RETOLD Series

Devised and Performed by Caroline Horton

Directed by Lucy J Skilbeck

Designed by Tim Heywood

Welcome to Ithaca. Island paradise and home to Penelope.

She’s married to a world famous war hero and she’s had enough of waiting quietly. Made with input from soldiers and military spouses, Penelope RETOLD is an irreverent collision of classic myth, The Odyssey and contemporary rage. Get ready for a theatrical storm that sweeps through poetry, songs, comedy and YouTube clips towards a poignant and furious conclusion. Olivier Award nominee and Stage Best Solo Performer, Caroline Horton, presents an epic, heartbreaking and fiercely playful tale of love, loneliness and the need to be free.

Suitable for all audiences aged 13+

Post-show discussion after Sat 14 March performance

Part of our RETOLD Series

This show premiered at Derby Theatre in February 2014 and returned as part of a national tour.

National Tour Dates

March 2015

Saturday 14th & Monday 16th Derby Theatre

Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th Battersea Arts Centre, London

Thursday 19th Notting Hill & Ealing High School, London

Friday 20th Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Saturday 21st Harrogate Theatre Royal Studio

Monday 23rd Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

Tuesday 24th The Fire Station, Windsor

Wednesday 25th South Street, Reading

Thursday 26th Brighton Dome

Friday 27th The Theatre, Chipping Norton 

Saturday 28th Market Theatre, Ledbury

Monday 30th Sheffield Crucible Studio

Tuesday 31st Newbury Corn Exchange


April 2015

Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd Birmingham REP Door Studio

Friday 3rd The Lowry Studio, Salford Quays

Saturday 4th The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Wednesday 8th Norwich Arts Centre

Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Tuesday 14th The Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Wednesday 15th Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

Thursday 16th Barnsley Civic

Friday 17th Richard Whitely Theatre, Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire

Saturday 18th Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st The Egg, Bath Theatre Royal

Wednesday 22nd Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse

Saturday 25th Stonesfield Village Hall, Oxfordshire

Sunday 26th The HUB, Leeds