“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.”
Jonathan Gottschall (1972-)
A Fireside Folktales Performance
(c. 45 minutes, contains sword fighting and mild staged violence)
There are many versions of the classic Greek myth that explains how the seasons came to be – this is ours!
Learn how close the goddess Demeter came to destroying the world when her beloved daughter Persephone was stolen away by Hades, the lord of the Underworld – and how Zeus and Hermes searched for a solution that everyone could live with. Were they successful? You’ll have to see the show to find out…
You might like to know…
- This performance runs for around 45 minutes.
- It can be performed in the open air, as at Ham House, in our own 8m Bell Tent, as at Strawberry Hill House, or indoors in a large enough space.
- The play includes sword fighting and mild staged violence.
- Persephone & the Pomegranate Seeds would be a particularly suitable choice for anyone (school groups or otherwise) interested in Greek myths. It could also work for weddings, as it features a somewhat unusual but moving romance!