BRIGHTON STORYTELLERS PRESENT: ATALANTA TOLD BY BEN HAGGARTY
A passionate retelling of the myth of Atalanta – 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…
This provocative story is the latest episode from Greek Mythology to get Ben Haggarty’s Myth Unleashed treatment. Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away and the challenging, and truly awesome, implications of the tales are made clear.
Spend a night in the company of bears, rape minded centaurs, warriors and stark, stark deities…
‘brutal, unsettling and bloody brilliant’ Timeout
‘a tour-de-force of storytelling’ Remote Goat ★★★★
‘a fresh dose of magic that you need in your life’ Everything Theatre
Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world’s leading 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 twenty six countries and was for ten 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 also Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK) and his graphic novel series for young men, MeZolith is published by Archaia.
THIS SHOW TAKES PLACE IN OUR INTIMATE SPACE THE KOMEDIA STUDIO
UNRESERVED SEATING IN ROWS // 16+ // 60MIN