Outrageous misfortune

The Trojan War. (Supplied)

New Zealand theatre company A Slightly Isolated Dog of Homer’s The Iliad.

In a style the company describes as “Monty Python meets The Mighty Boosh”, the five-part ensemble uses the legendary conflict to explore the parallels between the war-torn ancient world and the chaos of the modern era.

A raucous celebration of our ridiculous lives, The Trojan War tells the tragic story that begins with the birth of Paris, who prophecy says will lead to the destruction of Troy.

The show combines theatrical magic, wicked pop songs and comedy delivered by five outrageous faux-French performers.

This will be A Slightly Isolated Dog’s third visit to Geelong Arts Centre, and The Trojan War continues the audacious journey the company has taken Geelong audiences on with their previous shows Jekyll and Hyde in 2021 and Don Juan in 2022.

Since its inception in 2005, the company has focused on newly derived works, setting out to create theatre that doesn’t feel like “theatre” but engages audiences in new and unique ways.

Interaction is at the heart of A Slightly Isolated Dog’s work, and The Trojan War is no different; audience members can expect to be enlisted to help create the show.

Directed by Leo Gene Peters and featuring performances by Comfrey Sanders, Jack Buchanan, Andrew Paterson, Jonathan Price and Susie Berry, The Trojan War is a wild romp through a classic tale.

The Trojan War is at GAC for three shows over Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.