Myths retold
The Crick Crack Club presents Gilgamesh

Sunday 10 February 2019,
14.30–17.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £8
Members/Concessions £6

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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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.

An ancient hero, a wild man tamed, a quest for eternal life, and the deepest secrets of the gods… Over 3,500 years after this ancient Mesopotamian myth was first recorded on clay tablets in cuneiform, world-renowned storyteller, Ben Haggarty, and multi-instrumentalist, Jonah Brody, bring Gilgamesh to the stage in an extraordinary, passionate and powerful telling of one of the first great works of literature.

‘Vivid, rich and imposingly epic’ ★★★★
The Times

Suitable for ages 15+

Ben Haggarty is one of the world's leading contemporary storytellers. He has been a guest artist in over 100 International Storytelling Festivals in 25 countries and was the official storyteller with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK), he is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers.

Jonah Brody is an international award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist, playing bass, guitar, gamelan, Japanese koto and harmonium. He trained at SOAS, winning the 2010 Darmasiswa music Scholarship. He was a member of contemporary folk ensemble Sam Lee and Friends and heads Super Best Friends Club.

Age: 15+


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Photo: Ben Haggarty. © Manos Fotiou