Star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, Natalie Haynes brings her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to Crazy Coqs, following her 100+ date tour, Honour Among Thebes.

Natalie spent 12 years as a stand-up comedian before returning to her first love with her book, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. To coincide with her latest novel, A Thousand Ships, she will take audiences on a tour around Trojan War - the greatest conflict in ancient literature, perhaps in literature full stop.

From the causes of the war (divine displeasure) to its complex aftermath, this show encompasses some of the greatest poetry ever written: The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Oresteia, The Trojan Women and much more. The stories of the women whose lives the war affected have been largely untold, from the Amazon warrior, Penthesilea, to the priestess who saw the whole thing coming, Cassandra. Natalie takes the women out of the shadows and puts them back where they belong: in the centre of the narrative. It's time to hear the other half of the story.

"Natalie is a brilliant, very funny stand-up comic and a passionate believer in the power of classical literature" - Off the Shelf

"Natalie Haynes is brilliant. A very funny and intelligent storyteller" - Dr Rob O'Toole

Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at


Before and during the shows, cocktails, wines, champagnes and snacks are available. We would also encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Brasserie before or after a performance.


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