Jermyn Street Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre

Pandora’s Jar / Honour Among Thebes

Pandora’s Jar / Honour Among Thebes

"Amazons fight to win. She has a big war-belt, spears and an axe."

Written and performed by NATALIE HAYNES

The Greek myths - from Heracles to Jason and the Argonauts - are the building blocks of our modern world, yet women like Medea and Phaedra are too often painted in villainous strokes. Pandora’s Jar (the box came later) sets the record straight. These female heroines are here to stay. After the interval, Honour Among Thebes whizzes through the earliest Greek tragedies and comedies, from the first performance by Thespis to the raucous sex-strike of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata.

Natalie Haynes wrote Hypsipyle for JST‚Äôs 15 Heroines. An acclaimed broadcaster and author (Pandora‚Äôs Jar, A Thousand Ships - shortlisted for Women‚Äôs Prize for Fiction 2020), five series of her show Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. 

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Natalie Haynes

Writer and Performer

Quotes & reviews

Natalie Haynes’ knowledge of Greek mythology shines through her skilful storytelling.”

Martha Kearney, Radio 4