The Crick Crack Club presents The Liberty Tree Robin Hood and other English radicals
Sunday 8 April 2018, 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.
For over 600 years stories of Robin Hood have held sway in the English imagination. With Little John, Will Scarlet, Much the miller’s son, Friar Tuck and the rest of the Merry Fellowship, Robin Hood inhabits a place in the leafy shadows of our minds – somewhere where it’s always high summer, where venison is always being roasted, where tyranny rides roughshod over the green freedoms of England and where the wrongs and injustices of the world are mended by subversion and trickery.
Hugh Lupton and Nick Hennessey tell and sing their way deep into the secret, dappled heart of Sherwood and the ancient tradition of English dissent.
Hugh Lupton is the poet of the storytelling world. His 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 in 2005, he won the Classical Association prize for ‘the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics’ with Daniel Morden. And behind all that beautiful English poetry lurks a wicked sense of humour.
Nick Hennessey is a singer, songwriter and performance storyteller. He is a dynamic and passionate performer whose love for the traditional culture of northern Europe forges together the note, the song and the spoken word into a unique, engaging style. He has worked extensively at folk, storytelling and literature festivals across the UK and toured to Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Canada and Japan. A distinctive singer and harpist, Nick has published three solo albums, the most recent of which, A Rare Hunger, received critical acclaim on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and in the USA.