Wimpole History Festival - Natalie Haynes

Wimpole History Festival - Natalie Haynes
  • East Lawn Marquee, East Lawn Marquee, Wimpole Hall, Arrington, SG8 0BW
    East Lawn Marquee
    East Lawn Marquee Wimpole Hall Arrington, SG8 0BW UNITED KINGDOM
  • 08/07/2017 19:30 - 08/07/2017 20:30

Join BBC R4 star Natalie Haynes who, to coincide with her latest novel The Children of Jocasta, takes us on a hilarious romp through the earliest Greek Tragedies and Comedies. With her unique combination of stand-up comedy and scholarly heft she will bring the Classics to life – from the first performance by Thespis to the raucous sex strike of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, via the great tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. 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.