“Among all men upon the earth, storytellers win honor and reverence for the Muses have taught them the paths of song and love the tribe of storytellers.” – Homer, Odyssey Book IX We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with the brilliant Rob Cain for an episode of his wonderful podcast, […]Read More Ancient Rome Refocused
The winter months are coming to a close and you might have noticed your cheese has gone missing. Maybe the edges of your clothes are looking a bit gnawed. Maybe you’ve been down to the pond and noticed a plop out the corner of your eye. It’s cause the Frogs and Mice are back! Boom […]Read More The Frogs & Mice Are Back!
It’s 2019! It’s been a little quiet lately (blame our founders for disappearing to the other side of the world for all of December…!) so we thought we’d interrupt your social media stream of “new year new me” to give you an update on what we’re up to at Helicon HQ. We’ve been on a […]Read More New Year!
“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, our mission statement included a commitment that stories are for everyone and storytelling should […]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!