Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics
  • Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS
    Blackwell's Bookshop
    53-62 South Bridge Edinburgh, EH1 1YS UNITED KINGDOM
  • 27/08/2017 19:00 - 27/08/2017 19:00

Love the Classics and Stand Up? Then don't miss Natalie Haynes at Blackwell's Bookshop! The star of the BBC Radio 4 series Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, brings her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to the Fringe 2017 for one date only. Natalie spent 12 years as a comedian, before returning to her first love with her book, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. To coincide with her latest novel, The Children of Jocasta, she will take audiences 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. The focus of the show is, in part, decided by the audience, who are invited to choose what they would like to hear more about: comedy, tragedy, the historical period which gave rise to these timeless plays or, if they prefer, a bit of everything. Ancient history has never been so much fun. Event duration: 60 minutes, followed by a book signing. Please note that this event takes place after the shop closes, so booking is essential! Tickets are £8 per person For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or [email protected] Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

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.