The Crick Crack Club presents Beowulf

Sunday 5 November 2017, 14.30-17.00
BP Lecture Theatre
£8, Members/concessions £6

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.

Beowulf is the oldest story in the English language – and it still has the power to raise the hairs on the back of the neck. It tells of a hero’s life, a life that is mapped by three tremendous blood-curdling encounters. Here monsters (and their mothers) are gruesomely defeated and dragons still guard gold.

Charged with adrenaline and poetry, this ancient story, performed by Hugh Lupton, explores the journey we all make from the seeming invincibility of youth, to the heroic vulnerability of old age.

'Ferocious, vigorous, playful' Birmingham Words

'Master storyteller' The Times

Widely acclaimed throughout the UK as the master of poetic storytelling, Hugh Lupton's distinctive style focuses on richly crafted use of the English language. An award-winning performer and writer, he has collaborated widely with singers and musicians and other performers. In 2005, he won the Classical Association prize for ‘the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics’ with Daniel Morden. His first novel was published in 2010 and his song ‘One in a Million’ (co-written with Chris Wood) won the BBC2 Folk Awards for ‘Original Song of the Year’ 2005.


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The Crick Crack Club presents Beowulf

Sunday 5 November 2017

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