‘Vivid, rich and imposingly epic’ ★★★★★ The Times
A bored king tamed by a wild man, a struggle to be heard in the face of apocalypse, a quest for eternal life, and the deepest secret of the gods…
Over 3,500 years after this ancient Sumerian epic was first etched into clay tablets, world renowned storyteller Ben Haggarty, and multi-instrumentalist Jonah Brody, bring Gilgamesh to the stage in an extraordinary and powerful telling of one of the oldest stories in the world.
Extreme nature meets intense humanity, deities are angered and appeased by turn, the Tree of Life is destroyed, environmental disaster ensues and our anti-hero turned hero, discovers what it really is to be a man. Haggarty’s bold and physical performance is underscored by the uncanny psychedelia of Brody’s music. The result is a passionate, fast-paced epic, laced with quick-witted humour.