Performance storytelling by Ben Haggarty
If knowledge equals power, then what is the responsibility of such power?
World renowned for his dynamic and challenging performances, Ben Haggarty tells his stories with infectious charm and ease. This dark and full-blooded story of power, knowledge and alchemy, explores that enduring relationship between a teacher and an apprentice.
Evocative, unflinching and beautiful by turn, this is a performance to lure you into a world where rules aren’t broken lightly.
Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world’s leading 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 since 2001 has been 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). His graphic novel, MeZolith was published by Random House in 2010.
Running Time: 70 mins
Age Recommendation: 14+
‘The art of storytelling is in the surest, safest hands here.’
★★★★ Remote Goat
‘Everything a fairy tale should be…unmissable.’
★★★★ Everything Theatre
‘I was spellbound – I don’t use the word lightly.’