Natalie haynes to speak at the Worcestershire LiFest

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!

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    The Hive

    Sawmill Walk The Butts

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  • Event Start Date

    16/06/2017 7:00 PM

  • Event End Date

    16/06/2017 7:00 PM

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About Natalie Haynes

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.