Nobody’s Home: A Modern Odyssey (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Nobody’s Home: A Modern Odyssey

Powerful portrayal of mental illness

Confined to his bathroom (and his own mind), returning soldier Grant battles war-born demons, which parallel the perils faced by Ulysses, tussling with wife Penny (who doubles as Homer’s monsters) for firm mental ground. Excellently devised and performed by Dorie Kinnear and Will Pinchin, this is a powerful portrayal of mental illness, by turns shockingly funny and devastatingly moving, and always compelling.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 29 Aug (not 16, 23), 1.15pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Nobody's Home: A Modern Odyssey

  • 3 stars

Set in a bathroom, this fantastical adaptation recasts Odysseus as a modern war vet battling the monsters in his mind to get home to his wife Penny. With off-the-wall characters and striking imagery, Grafted Cede and Theatre T moin present an exploration of post-war trauma and the soldier's journey home in this modern…

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