Myths retold
The Crick Crack Club presents Metamorphoses: Ovid’s tales of transformation

Sunday 14 April 2019,
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £10
Members/Concessions £8

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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 another world, a world where humans encounter gods: Orpheus, whose musical and poetic powers were so great that they even survived an encounter with Hades; Midas, with his golden touch; the abduction of Persephone, Queen of the Underworld; the nymph Echo, repeating the last words of others; and the beautiful, vain, Narcissus.

Inspired by Ovid’s tales of transformation, Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden breathe life into some of the most famous myths in the world. Vivid and poignant, this is a performance of golden narratives – storytelling at its most poetic.

‘Metamorphoses’ was originally commissioned by Hay Festival.

‘Master storytellers’ The Guardian

‘I saw banquets and voyages, battling heroes and ravening gods – all conjured out of thin air by a voice. I could put my hands in front of my face and the pictures would not vanish’ Rachel Campbell Johnson, The Times.

Hugh Lupton is widely acclaimed throughout the UK as the master of poetic storytelling. His distinctive style focuses on richly crafted use of the English language. In 2005, he won the Classical Association prize for ‘the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics’ with Daniel Morden. Find out more at

Daniel Morden is one of the leading exponents in the art of storytelling in the UK and leader of the acclaimed Devil's Violin Company. For 23 years he has delighted audiences all over the world at storytelling festivals. He is a regular at the major literature festivals at Hay, Bath and Cheltenham. In London he has performed at venues from the Barbican and National Theatre to the British Museum. He has also worked on TV and radio and published books for both children and adults.

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Metamorphoses . Photo- Crick Crack Club