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#HELD(IN) – translation #HERO(INE)

Ferhat Kaplan, Tania Christina and Robbie Wallin


Friday 8 July 2022, 6:45pm

CCA, Theatre
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

Demigods who eat their children. Titans born from a testicle. Women who throw their son off the mountain, because… too ugly. Freaky snakes crawling out of heads. And a supreme god who regularly transforms into a bull in order to seduce young girls.

However bizarre and incomprehensible they seem, the Greek myths are still incredibly influential today. Held(in) is an energetic whirlwind of fat beats, absurd stories and special outpourings. By sharing their favourite myths and personal stories, the performers take you on a quest for what true heroes are. In a compelling final phase, a lawsuit is filed against Zeus. Ultimately, the public decides what to do with this Supreme God in 2022. Will he keep his hero status or fall off his pedestal?

Ferhat Kaplan, Tania Christina and Robbie Wallin – Storytellers
Marjolein Frijling – Director
Arjen Barel – Dramaturg
Produced by the Amsterdam Storytelling Centre

Duration: 70 minutes

Access: Wheelchair Accessible, BSL Interpreted

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