Homer’s island-hopping tales of gods and monsters retold as you’ve never seen them before, with a joyful combination of cut-out characters and live music.
Since they last visited Flatpack in 2009 the basic ingredients of Paper Cinema have remained pretty much the same, with illustrations on cut-out cereal boxes moved deftly in front of an onstage camera to create a film live before your eyes. The canvas is bigger now though; a wider pallete of visual effects, an expanded music ensemble led by Chris Reed, and more ambitious story-telling (it doesn’t get much more epic than Homer). The group arrive in Birmingham with a typically playful take on Greek mythology, a show which has been entrancing audiences around the world. This may be one of the last chances to catch it.
Also showing on Saturday 21 March.