Where can you find a creature that is half eagle and half lion? Or one that is half horse, half fish? Or half lion, half goat and half snake?
Wait, that’s impossible… or is it?
Not in the crazy, mixed-up world of ancient Greek stories, it’s not!
Let Craig Johnson of Squashbox Theatre guide you through this strange, magical world, using a quirky and ingenious blend of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy - all presented in that unique Squashbox style!
Meet the brave heroes and immortal gods of ancient Greece, such as Heracles, Odysseus, Perseus, Zeus and Aphrodite!
Encounter some of the mixed-up monsters of legend, such as the Minotaur, the Harpies, the Cyclops and the terrifying gorgon, Medusa!
Learn about the ways ancient Greece has shaped the modern world, from theatre and philosophy to mathematics and music!
I have consulted the mysterious Oracle of Delphi and seen the future: and I can guarantee that Squashbox Theatre’s new show will be legendary!
For children aged 6+ and their families
Myths and Monsters is 55 mins long and requires a space of 3x3 metres plus access to a standard power socket. Full technical details available on request.
Myths and Monsters
"Caught your show at The Place this afternoon.
You were absolutely hilarious, my face was aching from so much laughter. And I'm not even a child."
Audience feedback, The Place Theatre, Bedford
"I just wanted to tell you how much my mum (86) and I (64) enjoyed your show last Friday. It was really great being with younger families and to hear how you got all the children laughing as well as the adults. We remarked on what a skilled and multi-talented actor you are (And as an Engineer, I really appreciated your plug for maths!)."
Audience feedback, Canterbury Festival