Crick Crack Club presents
Thu 17 November // 19:30
Tickets: £12 advance
A bored king,
A wild man tamed,
A quest for eternal life,
And the deepest secrets of the gods...
Over 3,500 years after this ancient Sumerian epic was first etched into clay tablets, Ben Haggarty and Jonah Brody, bring Gilgamesh to the stage in an extraordinary and powerful telling of one of the oldest stories in the world.
Haggarty's bold and physical performance is underscored by the uncanny psychedelia of Brody's music. The result is a passionate, fast paced epic, laced with quick-witted humour.
Deities are irritated and appeased by turn, supernatural beings are slain, apocalypse is averted, and our anti-hero turned hero, discovers what it really is to be a man.
'VIVID, RICH AND IMPOSINGLY EPIC' ★★★★ – Dominic Maxwell, The Times
'I WAS SPELLBOUND - I DON'T USE THE WORD LIGHTLY' – Erica Wagner, The Times
'BLOODY BRILLIANT' – Time Out
Suitable for adults 16+
RUNNING TIME: 120 mins plus interval
DOORS: 7.30pm STARTS: 8pm
CONTENT WARNING: This performance may contain descriptions of birth, death, sex, threat and violence, contextualised within a paradigm of mythic narrative, archetype and metaphor.