The Man with the Disturbingly Smelly Foot

A Unicorn production

HE'S FURIOUS. SOME SAY HIS HATE IS THE ONLY THING STILL KEEPING HIM ALIVE.

  • Based on Philoctetes, by Sophocles
  • By Nancy Harris
  • Directed by Ellen McDougall
  • Designed by Signe Beckmann

The Trojan War. You’ve heard of Achilles and Odysseus, but have you heard of Philoctetes? Probably not, because although Philoctetes signed up to go and fight, he never made it: his shipmates abandoned him on an island on the way. And why? Because he had a disgustingly, terribly, disturbingly smelly foot.

Fast-forward ten years and Odysseus needs something Philoctetes has... will Philoctetes forgive and forget, and help the Greek armies win the Trojan war? Or will his need for vengeance overcome him?

Originally developed at the National Theatre Studio.

 

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