Written by Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth
ODD was the winning musical for the Perfect Pitch Award 2013/14 and commissioned for development by Perfect Pitch in association with Royal & Derngate.
A contemporary adaptation of Homer’s Oddysey seen through the eyes of a teenage girl. Sixteen year-old Odessa is dragged from the Thames amidst a raging storm after attempting to swim to the Isle of Dogs. While they wait for paramedics to arrive, she begins to relate her incredible journey to the police officers who saved her. A modern tale for adults and young adults alike which draws on traditional musical theatre styles combined with rap and spoken word influences.
Recorded and produced at Resident Studios. Cello: Nick Allan. Piano: Matt Winkworth
The ‘winning’ pitch from the Perfect Pitch Award in 2014.
The writers were paired together as part of the process (never having met before) and tasked with writing 10 minutes of a brand new idea for a musical (within 10 weeks or so) and pitching it to the award panel.