Shaun Gurton's stunning set for THE RAGE OF ACHILLES.                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Lynkushka.

Stork Theatre’s MELBOURNE HOMER FEST delights:

THE PLAY:  the Australian premiere of THE RAGE OF ACHILLES, an adaptation of The Iliad, starring Humphrey Bower
THE TALK:  Peter Craven, Melbourne’s leading cultural critic and public intellectual, on Homer’s place in the literary pantheon
THE MUSIC:  sound artist Ros Bandt’s aural glimpses of her soundscape techniques mirroring the ancient aeolian lyre
HOMER FOR KIDS:  a delightful day of Homer stories read aloud for children at Readings Bookstore
HOMER LITERARY TOUR:  our first tour following Odysseus’ footsteps across Greece and Turkey in 2016. Join us in 2018!

“Why does Homer matter?
Because he tells us how we became who we are…”
Adam Nicholson, The Mighty Dead

Stork Theatre’s fest is the culmination of our three decades of staging Homer for Melbourne audiences, and also part of the world-wide resurgence of interest in THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY.

Stork Theatre joins the global clarion call to renew our understanding of these, our foundation stories. So that we can all, again, understand why Homer matters… 

  Have you read our 30 year love story? Our theatre crusade began in 1983 with an idea for a Fairfield Amphitheatre…
 For our three decades of staging Homer and the greatest literary works of the West, see: STORK THEATRE



The brainchild of Stork Theatre, starring Dr Heather Sebo and presented by ASA Travel.

For highlights of our May 2016 click on the video (5 mins). Book for 2018 now!

In 2016 our first Homer Literary Tour saw 20 intrepid travellers follow the footsteps of Odysseus across Greece and Turkey. We were led fearlessly by Dr Heather Sebo, our brilliant guide, philosopher, historican and expert on Ancient myths. Our heart-stopping journey took us across the Ancient Mediterranean world and to places luminous in the mind of the poet we call Homer.

For our diary extract from the 2016 tour and more about Stork Theatre’s MELBOURNE HOMER FEST: CLICK HERE

For 2018 tour info and booking through ASA Travel: CLICK HERE


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