“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…
~ Fabulous retelling of Hades & Persephone!
~ Thank you very much for a great interpretation of Persephone & the Pomegranate Seeds. Loved by our Persephone xx
~ Engaging actors, great songs! Thanks for a fun afternoon
~ Great performance. We really enjoyed the singing, the story and the outside setting.
~ You have made our summer day perfect - to bring a smile through "talented declamation" (Spanish) is priceless. Thank you all!
~ Brilliant show! Loved the tent. Well done to you all. Very inspirational, thank you!
~ Loved this! Second scene was hilarious! Would love to see those two characters lead their own show! Great show in a great atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed 🙂
~ Wonderful show! My first live performance at a beautiful venue! Beautifully written script.
~ Remarkable! I always thought of this myth as rather sad, so to experience this beautifully performed, positive version is so enjoyable
~ Excellent show for older boys
~ I really enjoyed the performance and the boys liked it too. This was a great story
~ Lovely storytelling - thank you!
~ Absolutely wonderful, thoroughly enjoyed
~ Memorable! Lovely
~ The performance was fantastic! Well done
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!