Let us reimagine the Yorkshire Coast, told by residents, set to an epic tale…

What is The Odyssey?

Animated Objects Theatre Company will be delivering a Coastal wide performance of The Odyssey – An Epic Adventure on the Yorkshire Coast.

Highlighting and showcasing the diverse landscapes, architecture and communities of our Yorkshire Coast, The Odyssey will engage local people in producing and performing this dramatic story through a series of outdoor events.

Spanning 100 miles of stunning coastline, from Spurn Point to Staithes and delivering more than 50 live events across 3 years, The Odyssey is a substantial project delivered over an extended period of time, to allow the opportunity for building momentum and ensuring high-quality outcomes in terms of exposure and audience.

The detail

The Yorkshire Coast is populated by strong individual communities each distinct from it’s neighbours. It also boasts some of the county’s most stunning scenery and holiday destinations.

Animated Objects have chosen The Odyssey as a narrative thread for this project as it allows space to include a large number of communities and destinations over a wide area, and the content of the story gives the ability to showcase each location whilst bring these destinations together with a series of high profile, visually engaging events.

It will engage visitors both directly through attendance at each destination and by cross-promoting the whole coast as a destination with high quality online and media content showcasing our dramatic coastline and what it has to offer to visitors.

It will highlight the rich heritage of the Yorkshire coast, but also the creativity of the people who live here. Including cutting edge digital technology to create immersive and interactive experiences which will serve both as attractions in their own right and to show that this region has much to offer to visitors of differing tastes and high expectations.

Who will benefit?

The Odyssey will give participants from the community the opportunity to:-

  • Engage in all areas of the creation and production of the scenes in their area
  • Owning their local narrative and impacting the story 

The Odyssey will give the business community the opportunity to:-

  • Work in partnership with their community
  • Benefit from additional visitors some of which may never have experienced the area before
  • Exposure across multiple marketing platforms promoting the whole Coast
  • Opportunities to engage in the events and their communities

The Odyssey will give audiences the opportunity to:-

  • Experience our coastal backdrop in a new and innovative way
  • Provide reasons for multiple visits across the three year period which will result in visiting new areas 
  • See the Yorkshire Coast as home to high profile events which offer interactive and cutting edge technology to provide an immerse experience.

Investment over 3 years: £220,000

What’s next?

Expect to see more announcements in the next six weeks detailing more events and geo-located trails where you can listen to over 400 people from the Yorkshire Coast retell the adapted version of The Odyssey.

This Autumn, Animated Objects Theatre Company will be delivering a series of live presentations in key locations along the coast, where local communities can find out more about the project, engage in question and answer sessions, and become involved directly in the production process. 

Great coverage in the Yorkshire Post

Great coverage in the Yorkshire Post

A recent article in the Yorkshire Post gave a great update on The Odyssey project. See it here if you have a subscription The article…

Odyssey Annual Review

Odyssey Annual Review

See the recent activity and exposure for the Yorkshire Coast at a glance: Odyssey infographic summary July 2021

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Business UpNorth PR Coverage for BID Projects

Brilliant to see some great coverage for our projects and events organisers in Business UpNorth recently, check out the full article below. All systems go!…