Join performance storyteller Ben Haggarty at his most alarming, as he presents three remixed, extended and explicit Greek myths. Expect the wild exploits of Zeus, twice-born gods, formidable goddesses and some nasty clashes between naive mortals and uppity deities.
These are stories which you thought you knew – but here, thanks to extensive research and Ben’s 30 years of reading between the lines of world mythology, you will find them conjecturally restored, live and direct, to their terrifying and truly awesome glory.
Enjoy world-class storytelling that is dark, magical and provocative.
[show running time is 75 mins – followed by Q&A on oral storytelling and epic]
‘Bloody brilliant!’ Time Out
BEN HAGGARTY: Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world’s leading contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred International Storytelling Festivals in 25 countries and was for 10 years the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK). His graphic novel series ‘MeZolith’ is published by Archaia. www.benhaggarty.com