Hugh Lupton tells Beowulf

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A gripping, accessible and enjoyable performance by a legendary storyteller of the oldest story in the English language – a story which still has the power to raise the hairs on the back of the neck. It tells of a hero’s life, a life that is mapped by three tremendous blood-curdling encounters. As a young man Beowulf defeats the monster Grendel and his even more terrifying Mother, the original creatures from the Black Lagoon. Then, as an old man, he tries his strength against a gold-guarding Fire-Drake (a dragon). Alongside these adrenalin-charged encounters the story explores the journey we all make from the seeming invincibility of youth to the heroic vulnerability of old age.

“…Lupton summoned the poem back to a bloody and ferocious life….. There can have been few more rewarding ways of spending yesterday evening … than in Lupton’s company.” – Birmingham Words, reviewing Beowulf.

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