26 Apr 2020
BP Lecture Theatre
British Museum, Great Russell Street,
London, WC1B 3DG
- £8 (Members)
- £8 (Concessions)
Myths retold is a series of performances of some of the greatest stories in the world, presented in collaboration with the Crick Crack Club.
Enter a flickering cave of wonder for a wild exploration of epic and myth.
A girl raised by a bear. A father’s desperate pursuit for procreation in the name of immortality. And the most terrifying race, with the most terrifying prize.
Audaciously reshuffling epic Greek mythology, Ben Haggarty brings to the stage a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis who sure as hell doesn’t want to have anything to do with men. Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away and the truly awesome implications of the tales are made, sometimes unbearably, clear. Spend a moonlit night in the company of wild women, cocksure warriors and gods unleashed.
Duration 70 mins
‘Brutal, unsettling and bloody brilliant’ - Time Out
‘A tour-de-force of storytelling’ - Remote Goat
‘A fresh dose of magic that you need in your life’ - Everything Theatre
About 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 more than 150 International Storytelling Festivals in 31 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 is the founder and artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK).
His Stone Age graphic novel series, ‘MeZolith’ is published by Archaia. benhaggarty.com