Star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up "
"for the Classics, Natalie brings her unique combination "
"of ancient history and stand-up comedy to theatres and "
"festivals in 2017. 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!
Sawmill Walk The Butts
16/06/2017 7:00 PM
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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.