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Natasha Du Prez plays Medea in 'Ovid's Heroines'

“My tongue has clotted here, my mouth is clogged with words. My hand, which dared to do, does not dare to write.”

‘Ovid’s Heroines’ by James Darnton – The Crypt, St. Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ

Thereby Hangs A Tale perform ‘Ovid’s Heroines’, newly translated and adapted by James Darnton, in aid of Southside Family Project Bath. Three of mythology’s most complex and compelling women come to life in this re-imagining of Ovid’s poetic monologues, especially commissioned for the 2000th anniversary of Ovid’s death.

Director, Milo Morris, explained why he commissioned this new translation: “2017 is the 2000th anniversary of the death of Ovid, and, since Bath is a Roman city, I thought someone should do something to celebrate it. James Darnton’s translation is an extraordinary piece of new theatre and we have cast three formidable young actresses to perform the stories of Medea, Ariadne and Hypermenstra.”

All ticket proceeds will be donated to Southside Family Project Bath. Southside is a local charity that provides all kinds of practical, emotional and therapeutic support to families who struggle with domestic abuse, substance abuse, debt and have complex needs. Hilary Law, Projects Manager, explained: “We are here to help people get the support they need so they can enjoy the safety and opportunities they deserve.”

Thereby Hangs A Tale is a new theatre company performing classic and new texts in non-traditional spaces.

Performances are on Saturday 10th June at 2.30pm and 7pm in The Crypt of St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ. Tickets are available from Bath Box Office priced £7 (£5 concs. and free for accompanying carers). For bookings and information go to: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/ovids-heroines-adapted-by-james-darnton