The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad

“Now that I am dead I know everything…”

By Margaret Atwood…………………………………….Directed by Rebecca Murphy

Penelope, dutiful wife of Odysseus and less beautiful cousin of Helen, is ready to tell her story. 

Left alone for decades while Odysseus fights in the Trojan War, Penelope must face her own battles, managing Ithaca, difficult in-laws, her son, and hordes of increasingly menacing suitors. 

Adapted for the stage by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), The Penelopiad is a contemporary take on Homer’s The Odyssey that sees Penelope and her twelve wronged maids take centre stage. Full of live music, poetry, tragedy, and Atwood’s wicked humour, The Penelopiad is sure to be a night of storytelling at its most epic!


*Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment; click here for more info.


Adults: $39
Concession: $29
Group Bookings (8+): $29
School Groups: $25 (1 free for teacher/s per 10 tickets. Contact to organise your booking)

QSE and PIP Theatre are affiliates of the Queensland Government’s Companion Card program. Companion Cardholders are eligible for a single complimentary ticket for their chosen company. Please contact for more info.

Venue & Parking

PIP Theatre
20 Park Road, Milton
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Content Notes

This production includes stylised violence (physical and sexual) and mild coarse language. All moments of threat and violence have been choreographed as part of a professional, rigorous, and respectful rehearsal process. Please contact with any questions.

Education/ Schools

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