Natalie Haynes is an unlikely combination: a brilliant, sharp and very funny stand-up comic and also a passionate believer that we should continue to read and enjoy classical literature. Natalie’s documentary on Greek tragedy and soap opera, Oedipus Enders, was broadcast on Radio 4 in April 2010. She then made Attila the Hen, about urban chicken keeping, in 2011, and Vampires vs Zombies examining the metaphorical role of our monsters du jour. With her new book The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes reimagines the Oedipus and Antigone stories from the perspectives of two of the women who have often been overlooked: Jocasta and Ismene. Natalie is funny and fascinating.