Honour Among Thebes
A combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy with BBC Radio 4's Natalie Haynes
Saturday 5 May
Star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, Natalie brings her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to theatres and festivals in 2018. Natalie spent 12 years as a comedian, before returning to her first love with her book, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. To coincide with her latest novel, The Children of Jocasta, she takes audiences on a tour through the earliest Greek Tragedies and Comedies, from the first performance by Thespis to the raucous sex-strike of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, via the great tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.
The focus of the show is, in part, decided by the audience, who are invited to choose what they would like to hear more about: comedy, tragedy, the historical period which gave rise to these timeless plays or, if they prefer, a bit of everything. Ancient history has never been so much fun.
This event is part of 'I'll Say It Again! A season of work by women artists'. This is a month-long festival of events including theatre, music, poetry and dance, celebrating the centenary of women's suffrage in the UK.