Friday, September 3, 2010

where I'm going next

Gilgamesh by Ben Haggarty, with Manya Maratou

7th September Soho Theatre, London 8pm

9th September Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 7.45pm

11th September York Theatre Royal 7.45pm



This ultimate quest story, of a bored tyrant ruling a city so beautiful that even the Gods choose to make it their home, makes for a beguiling exploration into the nature of power; the search for eternal life; the threat of apocalypse, and the deepest secrets of the gods.

Gilgamesh, journeys through a vivid metaphorical landscape of pride, love, retribution and grief, where deities are irritated and appeased by turn, insults are freely traded and where our anti-hero turned hero, discovers what it really is to be a man.

Over 3,500 years after this ancient Sumerian epic was first outlined on stone tablets, storyteller Ben Haggarty and Greek percussionist and Ney play Manya Maratou, bring Gilgamesh to the stage in an extraordinary and powerful performance of one of the oldest stories in the world - packed with passion and quick-witted humour.

unsuitable for under 14s

Soho Theatre, Dean Street, London: 0207 478 0100 Tickets £8 (£6)

Stephen Joseph Theatre: 01723 370 541 www.sjt.uk.com Tickets £14 (£12)

York Theatre Royal: 01904 623 568 www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk Tickets £12 (£10 & £7)

9 comments:

jude said...

oh yes!

Jasmine said...

So exciting. I used to work in Soho, there is a wonderful vegetarian/vegan take out on Berwick Street called Beetroot. It is an amazing buffet that sells steamed broccoli, and all sorts of healthy delights. Have a wonderful time xJ

Manya Maratou said...

jude..my sentiments exactly!

jasmine, thanks

Martine said...

wish i could be there ...................
XXXm

Storycloth said...

Oh Manya - there is an expression in Australia that I was brought up with: 'wackothediddlio'. (= the best! congrats! oh wonderful! exciting! woohoo! etc) I hope one day I may be able to attend one of your performances. G

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

YES YES YES! so always thrilled
to ride your threadtails to the
next adventure! how amazing that
i am here in my chenille bathrobe
imagining you on this stage....
sigh of happiness

ξωτικό said...

I enjoyed Gilgamesh (my favourite epic for a log time) with Ben Haggerty in Athens, 1996. You were probably there, but i hadn'r met you then...
What a performance that was, what an experience...
All the best, you lucky thing!

T said...

fantastic manya, just wonderful.

xt

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Hoping to hear more about this exciting performance! -j

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