Stephen Fry is to visit Brighton, Birmingham and Cardiff in November to read his new book Mythos, a vivid retelling of the Greek myths.
Mythos, due to be published on the 2nd November 2017, is described as "bringing to life the gods, monsters and mortals of Ancient Greece" and will see Fry reimaginging "their astonishing stories for the modern world."
"These thrilling and racy tales of war, debauchery, revenge, love and jealousy have inspired artists and writers from Shakespeare to Michelangelo to Walt Disney."
He will appear at the Brighton Dome on Monday 6th November, Birmingham's Symphony Hall on Tuesday 7th November and St David's Hall in Cardiff on Wesnesday 8th November.
The tour organisers say: "This is an opportunity to see the multi-award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, writer and raconteur on stage live in a one-man tour de force."
Tickets go on sale on Friday. Each ticket will include a hardback copy of the new book which can be collected on the night.
The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as William Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.
They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.
You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.
Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.
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