Mythos: A trilogy by Stephen Fry

Mon 19 Aug to Sun 25 Aug 2019

Evenings 7.30pm; Matinees 2.30pm

Running time (approx.): 2 hours 30 minutes (incl. one interval)

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Edinburgh International Festival presents A trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

Comedian, actor, broadcaster, writer and raconteur Stephen Fry cordially invites you to a rip-roaring romp through Greek mythology.

From Achilles and his famous heel to the wooden horse of Troy; from Theseus’s grapples with the Minotaur to an encounter with the hair-raising Cyclops – Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece, translating their stories into the language of the 21st century. Effortlessly erudite, witty, chatty and charming, Mythos is an Olympian feat of storytelling.

Fry divides his gripping tales of love and war, debauchery and revenge into three full-length shows as Heroes recounts the escapades of Perseus, Heracles and Theseus.

Enthroned in a sumptuous armchair, and surrounded by hanging banners, projections and animations, Fry weaves comic anecdotes and disarming ad libs into his encyclopaedic survey of the greatest tales ever conceived – from tongue-in-cheek pomp to deeply moving insight.

Captivating for listeners of all ages – and with some modest audience involvement – Mythos is a gripping one-man tour-de-force from one of the best-loved and most respected cultural figures of our times, providing startling new perspectives on these iconic ancient stories.


19 Aug Gods 7.30pm
20 Aug Heroes 2.30pm
20 Aug Men 7.30pm
24 Aug Gods 1.30pm
25 Aug Heroes 2.30pm
25 Aug Men 7.30pm


Tickets prices £25 - £42. Buy tickets for all three shows in one transaction and save 10%.

Book through the Edinburgh International Festival official website

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