The Odyssey: An Adventure Marathon

The Stork Theatre

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear this epic story brought to life by actors performing it for you! The Stork Theatre presents a Homeric marathon: The Odyssey told in full over 12 hours by 24 different performers. Don’t miss Homer’s classic adventure story told from beginning to end for the first time ever in Australia. Join us for your favourite chapter, stay for the whole 12-hour marathon or come and go as you please. This event is ideal for families, students and anyone who loves adventure.

Bring a picnic and join us at Melbourne’s iconic MPavilion, in the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road for this adventure marathon.

Admission is FREE and seating in the pavilion itself is limited but there a plenty of ideal picnic spots on the grass.

Girls to the Front
Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey is the first english translation by a woman. Wilson brings a fresh and unique perspective to this epic tale, foregrounding the many powerful and important women whom we meet along the way. The goddess, the Sorceress, the Queen and the wife will be brought to life by the prodigious talents of Sigrid Thornton, Natasha Herbert, Kate Kendall and many more.

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, English, History, Geography , Languages , Civics And Citizenship


Adventure, The Journey, Identity, Search For Self, Search For Home, War, Peace,




12 hours




MPavilion (Melbourne , VIC)

School Term:
Term 4


Location: MPavilion
Date: Saturday 1 December 2018
Time: 11am - 11pm
Admission is FREE
No bookings required

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