Natalie Haynes, Stand-Up Classicist: Honour Among Thebes at Hexham Book Festival

Natalie Haynes, Stand-Up Classicist: Honour Among Thebes at Hexham Book Festival
  • Theatre, Queen's Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS
    Theatre, Queen's Hall
    Beaumont Street Hexham , Northumberland NE46 3LS UNITED KINGDOM
  • 06/05/2017 16:30 - 06/05/2017 17:45

Comedian and star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. To coincide with her latest novel, The Children of Jocasta, Natalie takes us on a tour through the earliest 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. Ancient history has never been so much fun.

Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of The Amber Fury, which was shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year award, and a non-fiction book about Ancient History, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. She has written and presented two series of the BBC Radio 4 show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. In 2015, she was awarded the Classical Association Prize for her work in bringing Classics to a wider audience.