The History of Theatre has never been so much fun.
Writer and comedian Natalie Haynes presents Honour Among Thebes, a lively tour through the early 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. Honour Among Thebes is based on Natalies book, The Children of Jocasta which retells the Antigone and Oedipus myths through a refreshingly feminist lens.
This is a one-hour event followed by the chance to chat with Natalie, buy her books and get them signed.
Supported by University of Victoria Theatre Programme and The Park Hotel.
Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She has a BBC Radio 4 show called Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. Her first novel, The Amber Fury, was published to acclaim, as was The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. Her second novel, The Children of Jocasta, was published in 2017. Her latest novel is a retelling of the Trojan War, A Thousand Ships. She was a judge for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction, the 2013 Man Booker Prize, and the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. More on her website here.