Bodkin’s storyteller’s version of this earliest known work in English cleaves closely to the original poem about the Geatish hero, Beowulf. How when a beast, Grendel, begins to terrorize the land of the Danes, Beowulf and his thanes journey there on a mission of gratitude. Beowulf’s mission: to kill the towering, wolf-like beast and free the Danes from their nightmare.
But things go from bad to worse.
The telling includes a literary and historical introduction accompanied with Celtic harp and the feature-length tale itself, scored with 12-string guitar and performed with character voices and vocal effects.
“a modern-day Orpheus”–Billboard