Natalie haynes to speak at the Worcestershire LiFest

Natalie haynes to speak at the Worcestershire LiFest
  • The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PB
    The Hive
    Sawmill Walk The Butts Worcester , WR1 3PB
  • 16/06/2017 19:00 - 16/06/2017 19:00

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!

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.