About (beowulf)

Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage is an exhilarating SongPlay based on the 9th century epic poem that hearkens back to the raw and rousing style of storytelling in the old Scandinavian mead halls. Mixing reverence, provocation and satire, this award-winning, critically acclaimed extravaganza posits the notion of Hero versus Monster and defends this most dreaded Old English document through rowdy debate. Backed by an explosive, blaring seven-piece band, the show swells into a jubilant celebration of Beowulf. Battles emerge in the aisles and on top of tables, plunging the audience into the middle of this unique theater experience while enjoying a beer from the bar. Original music combines Weillian cabaret, 40’s jazz harmony, punk, electronica and Romantic Lieder, turning the stage into a cacophonous swirl.

Photographer: Chloé Laetitia Thomas

Photographer: Chloé Laetitia Thomas