Odyssey Theatrec/o Hijinx Theatre,
Bay Chambers, West Bute Street
|contact person||Gaynor Lougher|
|artistic policy||Odyssey Theatre is an integrated performance group for adults which was launched by Hijinx Theatre in May 1999
Odyssey Theatre was the long held dream of Gaynor Lougher, Artistic Director of Hijinx Theatre. As a participatory performance group it is open to adults of all ages and abilities, including adults with learning disabilities, who share a desire to perform and who can give the commitment that this demands. With full professional back-up, Odyssey has developed a way of adapting or recreating well known stories or genres to give each production its own unique style.
The group is open to anyone interested in performance, including people with learning disabilities, and meets every Monday evening at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff bay.
The group is led by Hijinx Artistic Director, Gaynor Lougher, and Richard Berry.
With two productions a year in July and December, Odyssey has built up a firm following. Music is always an essential part of any production and through collaborations with Community Music Wales, Canton and Riverside services and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama the number of performers has increased to include carers, people with learning disabilities and music students.
|other notes||Odyssey Theatre is supported by the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Unit and awards from the Lloyds TSB Foundation and The Mencap Challange Fund.|