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!