Shaggy Dog Storytellers: Atalanta at Stubbing Wharf Atalanta, retold by Ben Haggarty A passionate retelling of the myth of Atalanta – a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis
Shaggy Dog Storytellers:
Atalanta at Stubbing Wharf
Atalanta, retold by Ben Haggarty
A passionate retelling of the myth of Atalanta – a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis who sure as hell doesn’t want to have anything to do with men…
This provocative story is the latest episode from Greek Mythology to get Ben Haggarty’s ‘Myths Unleashed’ treatment. Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away and the challenging, and truly awesome, implications of the tales are made clear.
Spend a night in the company of bears, rapacious centaurs, warriors and stark deities….
‘a fresh dose of magic that you need in your life’ Everything Theatre
About Ben Haggarty: Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world’s leading contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred and fifty International Storytelling Festivals in 33 countries and was, for 10 years, the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK).
Please note: Stories from the Floor will start at 8.00. Intermission at approx. 8. 30 Ben’s performance from 8.45.
£7 on the door. 16+
Arrive early to secure a good seat!
(Friday) 8:00 pm
The Stubbing Wharf
King Street, Hebden Bridge