'Atalanta' - World Class Performance Storytelling with Ben Haggerty
A girl raised by a bear, rapacious centaurs, maniacal kings, troublesome boars and bitterly feuding deities contrive the bloodiest race to ever stain the soil of Arcady...
Audaciously reshuffling epic Greek Mythology, Ben Haggerty brings to the stage 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. Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away and the truly awesome implications of the tales are made, sometimes unbearably, clear. Spend a moonlit night in the company of wild women, cocksure warriors and gods unleashed.
Ben is one of the world's leading contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances.
He was for 10 years the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred International Storytelling Festivals in 26 countries. Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and also artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK). His graphic novel series MeZolith is published by Archaia.
TIMEOUT: 'brutal, unsettling and bloody brilliant'
The New Statesman: ‘.. and what a story this one was – it unravelled itself mischievously in Haggarty’s quietly skilful telling’ x
The Independent: ‘Haggarty tells his stories with enormous relish and gusto.’
The Times: ‘Haggarty’s telling is an adroit mixture of the imposingly epic and the reassuringly rhythmic, tempered by a twinkle that admits to the story’s heightened nature, without mocking it’