Broadcaster, classicist and comedian Natalie Haynes takes us on a fast-paced tour through the history of Medusa and shows how to survive contact with someone who can turn you to stone with a glance.
A ‘rock star mythologist’ in the words of the Washington Post, Haynes is well-versed in taking a fresh look at the ancient world for her BBC Radio 4 show Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. Her stand-up routines about figures from ancient Greece and Rome bring a new comedy to the world of retellings. Haynes’ books include A Thousand Ships, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her new show Stone Blind is inspired by her latest novel of the same name.