24 July 2021
“Who thinks we can go through the Iliad in 28 minutes? Me too.”
A whistlestop tour of the Trojan War, this show encompasses some of the greatest poetry ever written: The Iliad (performed faster than you’ve ever seen before) and The Odyssey. The stories of the women whose lives the war affected have been largely untold. Natalie Haynes takes these women out of the shadows and puts them back in the middle of the story. The performance is followed by an informal question and answer session.
Natalie Haynes wrote Hypsipyle for JST’s 15 Heroines. An acclaimed broadcaster and author (Pandora’s Jar, A Thousand Ships – shortlisted for Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020), five series of her show Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
TICKET BAND B
Friday 23 July 7.30pm
Saturday 24 July 2.00pm
“Natalie Haynes is a rockstar classicist.”