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The Crick Crack Club presents... Atalanta

Greek Myths Unleashed by Ben Haggarty

Wed 20 Sep 2023

The Crick Crack Club presents... Atalanta

Greek Myths Unleashed by Ben Haggarty

Revelling in the full-force of myth and fairytale for grown-ups, we welcome Crick Crack Club performance storytelling back to Kings Place this autumn. This is the latest in Ben Haggarty’s Greek Myths Unleashed series – dark, magical and provocative.

A girl raised by a bear, Centaurs intent on rape, maniacal kings, troublesome boars, and bitterly feuding deities contrive the bloodiest race to ever stain the soil of Arcady.

Audaciously reshuffling epic Greek Mythology, Ben Haggarty brings to the stage a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis who sure as hell doesn’t want to have anything to do with men.

Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away, and the truly awesome implications of the tales are made, sometimes unbearably, clear. Spend a moonlit night in the company of wild women, cocksure warriors and gods unleashed.

The performance will last approximately 75 minutes, without an interval.

Suitable for adults (16+)

About Ben Haggarty:

Having trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the UK’s most popular contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred International Storytelling Festivals in 25 countries and was for 10 years the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Ben 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) and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. His graphic novel series MeZolith is published by Archaia.


‘a tour-de-force of storytelling’ Remote Goat ★★★★

‘a fresh dose of magic that you need in your life’ Everything Theatre

‘bloody brilliant’ Time Out

‘Storytelling genius’ Brighton Fringe

Date:Wed 20 Sep 2023
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two

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