Myths retold
The Crick Crack Club presents the Iliad

Sunday 10 September 2017,
14.30–17.15
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £8
Members/Concessions £6

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Myths retold is a series of performances of some of the greatest stories in the world, presented in collaboration with the Crick Crack Club. Enter a flickering cave of wonder for a wild exploration of epic and myth.

The story of the siege and fall of Troy is as contemporary now as it has ever been. It is a blueprint for every war that has ever been fought – an extraordinary account of the savagery and mad ecstasy of the battlefield, filled with dark humour.

This performance by acclaimed storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden includes many famous episodes half-familiar to us all – the wrangle over the Apple of Discord, the abduction of Helen, the launching of a thousand ships, the wrath of Achilles, the death of Hector...

And presiding over it all is a cast of immortal gods and goddesses who – with their petty bickerings – are more than ready to wreak havoc among mortals.

‘Master storytellers’ The Guardian

Hugh Lupton is widely acclaimed throughout the UK as the master of poetic storytelling. His distinctive style focuses on richly crafted use of the English language. In 2005, he won the Classical Association prize for ‘the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics’ with Daniel Morden. Find out more at hughlupton.com

Daniel Morden is one of the leading exponents in the art of storytelling in the UK and leader of the acclaimed Devil's Violin Company. For 23 years he has delighted audiences all over the world at storytelling festivals. He is a regular at the major literature festivals at Hay, Bath and Cheltenham. In London he has performed at venues from the Barbican and National Theatre to the British Museum. He has also worked on TV and radio and published books for both children and adults.

Other Myths retold events at the British Museum

8 October 2017:
The Crick Crack Club presents The Curled Tongue 

5 November 2017:
The Crick Crack Club presents Beowolf 

10 December 2017:
The Crick Crack Club presents The Ramayana 


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Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden.