Dionysos: Music, Live Art & Celebration
From Achilles to the elbow and everything in between, see how your Greek trivia stacks up.
Hosted by Perrier-nominated comedian, classicist, writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes (BBC Radio 4) and author of The Ancient Guide to Modern Life and The Amber Fury.
Sun 2 Aug 6.30pm
Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She appears on BBC Radio 4 as a presenter of documentaries and she is a reviewer of books, films, plays, television and art on Saturday Review and Front Row. She has judged the 2012 Orange Prize (now the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction) and is judging the 2013 Man Booker Prize. She judged Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel in 2010.
Her first non-fiction book, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life, was serialised by The Times in 2010. It has also been sold in the US, and translated into Greek, Spanish and Portuguese. Among many other favourable reviews, The Financial Times suggested ‘you shouldn't read AC Grayling's The Good Book without reading The Ancient Guide first.’
Natalie was also a stand-up comedian for 12 years, and was the first woman ever to be nominated for the prestigious Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She retired in 2009 to spend more time writing. She delivered the Voltaire Lecture at Conway Hall in March 2011, and was a judge on the Booker prize panel in 2013. Her first novel, The Amber Fury, was published in 2014.
Quiz teams will be sized at around four or five people. Book the number of tickets you require and when we make the teams on the night, will aim to keep booking groups together as far as possible.
Can’t join us on the night? Play our Twitter round for a chance to win fame, glory and some Greek-themed food and drink: just follow @AlmeidaTheatre from 6.30pm and Tweet your answers (speed counts!).