A blacksmith
A boy
A wolf
A serpent queen
And the King’s youngest daughter…
World renowned for his playful & physical performances, let Ben Haggarty lure you into a full-blooded fairytale for grown-ups.
This is a story of power, knowledge, alchemy, initiation and the darkest magic of all.
Evocative, unflinching, and beautiful by turn, it explores that enduring relationship between a teacher and an apprentice.
This is a place where rules aren’t broken lightly.
‘Everything a fairy tale should be…unmissable’ ★★★★  EVERYTHING THEATRE
‘The doyen of Storytellers’ ★★★★  REMOTE GOAT
‘I was spellbound, I don’t use the word lightly’ ERICA WAGNER, THE TIMES
Ben Haggarty is world-class storyteller celebrated for his uncompromising, elemental channelling of ancient myth, epic, and fairytale.
Content warning: The performance contains references to violence, mutilation, animal cruelty, contextualised within a paradigm of mythic narrative, archetype and metaphor.
60 mins. Recommended for ages 12+

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.