Who are we?
Helicon Storytelling consists of Andrew Hulse and Hayley Russell; we are Classics graduates of University College London, with a love of stories and we both have a background in theatre.
Our resident composer, David Denyer, trained at the Royal College of Music and has extensive experience working in unconventional theatre.
Our in-house Dramaturg and general source of good advice is Caspar Cech-Lucas. Caspar shares our love of the Ancient World and is also an Associate Producer of Dirty Rascals.
What do we do?
We create live-composed re-tellings of stories from Greek Mythology, using the formulaic elements (phrases, type-scenes, similes and personal epithets) integral to traditional oral composition that were handed down to us via the Homeric poems: the Iliad and the Odyssey. Our stories are told in a dialogue with live, improvised musical motifs. Due to the live composition, each performance is different, allowing us to tell a variety of stories that adapt to the make-up of each audience.
Our mission is to reinvigorate the telling of stories from the Ancient World, and engage with a variety of audiences, many of whom may not have had the opportunity to explore the Classical world before.
Helicon Storytelling Ltd. often works directly with children and vulnerable adults and therefore takes the issue of safeguarding those parties very seriously. Please see our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and Procedures, or contact our Safeguarding Officer, Andrew Hulse, if you have any safeguarding concerns.