The Crick Crack Club presents The fate we bring ourselves: Greek myths unleashed

Sunday 11 February 2018, 14.30 - 17.00
BP Lecture Theatre
£10, Members/concessions £8

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.

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.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Ben Haggarty on the nature of oral tradition and epic.

'Bloody brilliant!' Time Out

'A tour-de-force of storytelling' Remote Goat

'Storytelling genius' Brighton Fringe

Suitable for ages 16+

Ben Haggarty 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 100 international storytelling festivals in 25 countries and was for ten years the official storyteller with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Ben trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and was apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State. He 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). Find out more at

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Age suitability: 16+

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The Crick Crack Club presents The fate we bring ourselves: Greek myths unleashed

Sunday 11 February 2018

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