FRIDAY 2ND JUNE, 4PM
VENUE: HOUSE OF THUNDER
MARIA MOREVNA! (or how Prince Ivan got himself a horse)
Performance storytelling by Ben Haggarty
When Ivan meets warrior princess, Maria Morevna, he has a lot of catching up to do…and inadvertently releasing Maria’s arch enemy isn’t a particularly good start.
In this romper-stomper fairytale everything happens in threes; immortal monsters roam; super-witch Baba Yaga is a horse wrangler, and our hero Ivan will get himself both into, and out of, an awful lot of trouble.
Expect wild adventure, epic quests, and things only made possible by a hefty dose of magic. Sheer fast-paced fun for absolutely everyone aged 7 and over!
‘everything a fairytale should be!’★★★★ EVERYTHING THEATRE
‘Haggarty tells his stories with enormous gusto & relish’ THE INDEPENDENT
‘I was spellbound – I don’t use the word lightly’ THE TIMES
Suitable for: everyone aged 7 to 107
Running time: approx. 60mins
BEN HAGGARTY: Having trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the UK’s most popular contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred International Storytelling Festivals in 25 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) and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. His graphic novel series ‘MeZolith’ is published by Archaia. www.benhaggarty.com