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Crick Crack Club at The Story Museum: Gilgamesh
November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm£13
Every month the Crick Crack Club bring live storytelling shows to The Story Museum. These are intriguing, intimate live events, featuring some of the UK’s finest storytellers. Filled with all the wild epic, twisted mythology, ancient folklore and bizarre comedy you could wish for, our Fairytales for Grown-ups are told after dark at the museum.
Gilgamesh – performance storytelling by Ben Haggarty
A bored king,
A wild man tamed,
A quest for eternal life,
And the deepest secrets of the gods…
Over 3,500 years after this ancient Sumerian epic was first etched into clay tablets, world renowned storyteller Ben Haggarty, and multi-instrumentalist Jonah Brody, bring Gilgamesh to the stage in an extraordinary and powerful telling of one of the oldest stories in the world.
Haggarty’s bold and physical performance is underscored by the uncanny psychedelia of Brody’s music. The result is a passionate, fast paced epic, laced with quick-witted humour.
Deities are irritated and appeased by turn, supernatural beings are slain, apocalypse is averted, and our anti-hero turned hero, discovers what it really is to be a man.
‘VIVID, RICH AND IMPOSINGLY EPIC’ Dominic Maxwell, The Times
‘I WAS SPELLBOUND – I DON’T USE THE WORD LIGHTLY’ Erica Wagner, The Times
‘BLOODY BRILLIANT’ Time Out
£13 per person – suitable for adults (14+) – 60 mins + 60 mins + interval
The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP