Originally written in Old English, the story follows the hero Beowulf as he strives to protect Heorot in Denmark from the monster Grendel. Outcast explores not only Beowulf’s journey to protect the land from peril, but also that of the anglo saxon actors who are performing the play and the religious uncertainty they face. In writing this piece, The Chainers attempt to make sense of where the female voice stands in male centric stories, and what it’s like to be left behind by society.
This extraordinary piece was written by the young people online during lockdown, and follows their previous heritage work, The World Turned Upside Down.
Click HERE to read more about Outcast in our interview with the East Anglian Daily Times