“He took the lyre upon his left arm and tried each string in turn with the key, so that at his touch it sounded awesomely. And Phoebus Apollo laughed for joy; for the sweet throb of the marvellous music went to his heart, and a soft longing took hold on his soul as he listened. […]Read More Music Week (or A Complete Guide To Throat Singing)
“Death in ten thousand shapes hangs ever over our heads, and no man can elude him; therefore, let us go forward and either win glory for ourselves, or yield it to another.” – Sarpedon, Iliad, 12.310-28 We’re back to classical concepts this week, with another cast favourite. This week is all about glory, or Kleos as […]Read More Read me. Win Kleos
“Access is a basic right and requirement, a continually evolving methodology that enhances the theatrical and professional landscape; accessibility enables theatre practitioners and audiences to create, engage with and enjoy our work.” – Graeae Theatre Company When we founded Helicon Storytelling, we agreed that we believe stories are for everyone and storytelling should be too. […]Read More Accessibility Week!
“I invite you who are sceptered princes to my palace to entertain our visitor indoors. Let no one refuse.” – Alcinous, Book VIII, Odyssey To kick off our themed weeks, we thought we’d delve a bit deeper into one of the most interesting concepts in the Ancient World, and one that’s a bit of a cast […]Read More Xenia – What is it?
‘So back to Mount Helicon the Muses ascend // Our tale of Frogs, Mice and Gods, has come to an end!’ On 26thAugust, at the Cockpit Theatre, we performed The Battle of Frogs and Mice for our final Summer engagement. We had a lovely, supportive audience with two younger members particularly keen to get up on stage […]Read More Thank You!
We are absolutely over the moon with our Edinburgh Festival Fringe reviews so far! We have been inundated with lovely feedback from our audiences as well, and we thought we would share them with you! Professional reviews have come in from The Primary Times Edinburgh, Theatre 49 and Broadway Baby. Check out our favourite excerpts […]Read More A 5 Star Show – Fringe Reviews!
Blog post update! Hello! Like all well-meaning creatives taking on too much we regret to say we have been rather neglecting our blog lately! But that is just because we’ve been so busy getting our debut show, The Battle of Frogs and Mice ready for both the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the Camden Fringe! We’re […]Read More Fringe Countdown!
“Zeus set destiny upon us, so hereafter we would be the subject of songs for men who live in the future” – Helen to Hector, Iliad Book VI – Homer Hello! Here at Helicon HQ we’ve decided to share with you some of our tips and tricks from rehearsals. Whether you are an aspiring […]Read More Practical Storytelling
“To fill my rising song with sacred fire, ye tuneful nine, ye sweet celestial choir! From Helicon’s imbowering height repair, attend my labours and reward my prayer!” Batrachomyomachia, Homer (maybe) A question we get relatively frequently here at Helicon HQ is why on earth we decided to call ourselves Helicon. No, it’s not after […]Read More What’s in a name?
‘Here the earth covers the sacred head, adorner of warrior heroes, divine Homer.’ – 36, Life of Homer, Pseudo-Herodotus. Welcome to the second instalment of our weekly blog. It’s been an exciting week for us; we’ve announced our Edinburgh Fringe shows (we’ll be on at Assembly Roxy between 6th and 19th August) and had a […]Read More Who is Homer?