Persephone & the Pomegranate Seeds

“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-)

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Fireside Folktales at Ham House
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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…

Audience reviews

~ Fabulous retelling of Hades & Persephone!
Jane B
Barnes Children's Literature Festival
~ Thank you very much for a great interpretation of Persephone & the Pomegranate Seeds.  Loved by our Persephone xx
The Michaels 
Ham House - National Trust
~ Engaging actors, great songs! Thanks for a fun afternoon
Anonymous 
~ Great performance. We really enjoyed the singing, the story and the outside setting.
Anonymous 
Ham House - National Trust
~ Brilliant show! Loved the tent. Well done to you all. Very inspirational, thank you!
Philip
~ Excellent show for older boys
Anonymous 
~ I really enjoyed the performance and the boys liked it too. This was a great story
Stephanie, Marius & James
Ham House - National Trust
~ Lovely storytelling - thank you!
Anonymous 
~ Memorable! Lovely
Sophia
~ The performance was fantastic! Well done
Anonymous

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!

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