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The Crick Crack Club presents
Metamorphoses, performance storytelling by Daniel Morden & Hugh Lupton
Friday 3 March
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In a nutshell
Enter another world - a world where humans encounter gods...
Orpheus, whose musical and poetic powers were so great that they even survived an encounter with Hades; Midas, with his golden touch; the abduction of Persephone, Queen of the Underworld; the nymph Echo, repeating the last words of others, and the beautiful, vain, Narcissus.
Inspired by Ovid’s tales of transformation, Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden breath life into some of the most famous myths in the world. Vivid and poignant, this is a performance of golden narratives – storytelling at its most poetic.
‘Metamorphoses’ was originally commissioned by Hay Festival.
What to Expect
World renowned for making classical Greek mythology accessible to anyone who listens, Hugh Lupton & Daniel Morden bring one of the most fabulous collections of stories from Ovid to the contemporary stage.
THE CRICK CRACK CLUB
The UK's premiere performance storytelling programmer and promoter, working with the finest performance storytellers, developing audiences, supporting artists and collaborating with venues across the UK and Europe.
Widely acclaimed throughout the UK as the master of poetic storytelling, Hugh's distinctive style focuses on richly crafted use of the English language. An award winning performer and writer, he has collaborated widely with singers and musicians and other performers. In 2005, he won the Classical Association prize for ‘the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics’ with Daniel Morden. His first novel, based on the life of poet John Clare, was published in 2010 and his song ‘One in a Million’ (co-written with Chris Wood) won the BBC 2 folk awards for ‘Original Song of the Year’ 2005.
Daniel Morden is one of the leading exponents in the art of storytelling. For 23 years he has delighted audiences all over the world at story telling festivals including those in Vancouver, Oslo and the Yukon. In the UK he has been seen at The Hay Festival as well as Beyond The Border, Bath and Cheltenham festivals. In London he has performed at venues from the Barbican and National Theatre to the British Museum. The award-winning, Abergavenny-based storyteller has also worked on TV and radio and published books for both children and adults.
What people are saying
'Mesmerizing! The Crick Crack Club weaves a web of enchantment' Time Out
‘Master storytellers’ The Guardian
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Things you should know
This event is wheelchair accessible.