A silent movie version of Homer's Odyssey will premier in the borough next month, following in the footsteps of hit film The Artist.

This unique adaptation of the epic tale uses intricate, hand drawn puppets which are projected on to a white screen to create an instant silent movie.

The performance which is put on by The Paper Cinema, is accompanied by a vibrant musical score, performed live on a musical saw and a viola.

There will also be music created with assorted keys and a bird box guitar, marking it as the company's most ambitious and large scale work to date.

Odyssey tells the classic myth of Odysseus' epic 10 year journey to return to his home and loved ones.

Audiences will marvel as hand puppets create storms and supernatural forces, and the hero traverses the centuries encountering a host of colourful characters along the way.

It will be staged in a nautically-themed theatre space which encompasses the audience, specially created for this world premiere.

A special preview performance at Edinburgh Fringe 2011 has already received rave reviews, with the company scooping awards for past shows Night Flyer & King Pest and The Rock Charmer which was projected onto cliffs.

Odyssey is on at the Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill from February 2 - 25.

Tickets cost £15 to £10, and £8 for previews.

Performances are on Monday to Saturday, starting at 7.30pm.

To book visit bac.org.uk or 020 7223 2223