THE EPIC story of Gilgamesh will be told as part of the forthcoming Huddersfield Literature Festival.
Tim Ralphs and Simon Heywood have been commissioned to create an exciting new re-telling of the ancient Sumerian epic Gilgamesh.
Tim and Simon collaborate to put life and breath back into one of the oldest and most incredible pieces of literature in the world.
It runs between the rich blue lustre of lapis lazuli and the desert dry scales of an old snake, from the dusty back rooms of the British Museum to the fabulous splendour of ancient Mesopotamia.
It’s a tale of love, grief and growth.
Simon is a storyteller, songwriter, musician and folklorist who has written music for a number of storytelling projects including The Twisting Field and The Middle Yard, based on Irish mythology.
Tim was launched into storytelling as an award winner at the 2007 Young Storyteller of the Year contest.
Gilgamesh will run on Sunday, March 14, starting at 7.30pm at the Syngenta Cellar at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
The show is suitable for people aged over 13 with tickets priced at £5 (£4 concessions) and are available from the festival box office: 01484 430528 or online: www.thelbt.org