THE GATES OF DREAM

SERIES II · SUMMER 2020

INTRODUCING

THE GATES OF DREAM

AUGUST 2020

A  series exploring encounters between the heroes and heroines of Greek Myth, and the Gods and Spirits of the Greek Underworld - the Lands of Dream, Death, and Darkest Fate...

30 JULY

THE WARLORD'S DREAM

SERIES · II  PROLOGUE · III

Between the mighty walls and the wave blasted shore, the Warlord sleeps in his tent upon the battlefield.

    And as he sleeps, he sees terrors in his dreams...

3 & 10 SEPTEMBER

PENELOPE'S DREAM

SERIES · II  EPISODE · II

Around the sixteenth year they had come, first a few, then in swelling numbers until it seemed that every rough blooded adventurer in the Seven Islands was gathered under her roof...

15 OCTOBER

THE HERO'S DREAM

SERIES · II  EPISODE · V

Exiled from his native Corinth, the Kin-Slayer known as Bellerophon is given a hero's task: slay the mighty Khimera. But do the gods really believe in Bellerophon? And can  he really believe in them?

26 NOVEMBER

THE GENERAL'S DREAM

SERIES · II  EPISODE · VIII

Smoke rises over the Greek camp,  the rolling fields of battle, and the walls of Troy. A city, an army, and a harvest of souls—who today live only beyond the Rivers of Death, and behind the Gates of Dream

16 JULY

THE DREAMING PIT

SERIES · II   PROLOGUE · I

At first there was only the darkness, long and endless, and She lay in the earth, the deep and the rock. Deep within, He is chained - Khronos, the Father of Time - rolling in the throes of sleep...

06 AUGUST

THE LORD OF DREAMS

SERIES · II  PROLOGUE · IV

Wing-footed Hermes floats through the caverns of dream.  What songs have been sung of Hermes, Herald of the Dead, Bringer of Dreams? Now he rises up, towards the Gates of Dream...

17 SEPTEMBER

THE DROWNED KING

SERIES · II  EPISODE · III

King Ceyx set his ship upon the ocean despite his wife's warning. Every day, Queen Alkyone climbed the steps of the temple and begged the gods to send her husband home to her...

5 NOVEMBER

THE DREAMS OF KINGS

SERIES · II  EPISODE · VI

There was an Aged King who ruled over the Kingdom of Ithaca in the the time when the Age of Heroes was coming to an end.  In the night he was visited by dreams of joy and dreams of terror...

10 DECEMBER

THE DREAM OF THE FATES

SERIES · II  EPISODE · IX

The fire had begun to dwindle in the hearth, and all the shadows were drawing in closer to the King and to his servants. The moon shone high above them, a bright round shield that glowed with silver light...

23 JULY

THE BINDING OF CASSANDRA

SERIES · II  PROLOGUE · II

She was in the Temple when she heard the voice. Before the image of Apollo,  exhausted from her worship, she had subsided into the stream of sleep...

20 AUGUST

THE DREAM OF ENDYMION

SERIES · II  EPISODE · I

In ancient days when the human race was young, the story is told that there was a youth who fell in love with the Divinity of the Moon, whose name was Selene...

1 OCTOBER

THE HEALER'S DREAM

SERIES · II  EPISODE · IV

In the City of Korinth, a traveller approaches the steps of an unfamiliar god. What is the story of the physician Asklepios, and his disciple Polyeidas?

12 NOVEMBER

THE BIRTH OF SERPENTS

SERIES · II  EPISODE · VII

The House of Atreus stands in the City of Argos, in the Kingdom of Mycenae. Outside it's blood-stained halls there lies a tomb, and on that tomb,  a name is written...

SPECIALS

WINTER-SPRING 2020

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30 JANUARY

STEEL CITY TALES

WITH SIMON HEYWOOD

Simon Heywood shares the tales of a ghoulish Barghest that stalked the city of Sheffield , and a blind fiddler with a puzzling request.

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14 MAY

THE KELPIE’S BRIDLE

WITH JASON BUCK

Jason tells his original tale of the Kelpie’s Bridle. He discusses the relationship between a storyteller and his audience, and the many influences on his storytelling.

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14 FEBRUARY

THE BLUE ROSE

ST. VALENTINE'S SPECIAL

A war-weary King unexpectedly finds a Queen and soulmate.  But when tragedy befalls them, what unhallowed powers will he turn to in his quest to get her back?

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11 JUNE

SIR BERENGIER

OF THE LONG ARSE

WITH DASIY BLACK

Daisy tells a French Comic fable and talks about how her storytelling complements her work as a lecturer in medieval literature and theatre. 

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26 MARCH

WHEN TRUTH MET STORY

WITH GRAHAM LANGLEY

Meet Rick's storytelling mentor, Graham Langley, who shares the tales of Turondot,  Enoch and Eli, and what really happened When Truth Met Story...

AUTUMN 2020

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29 OCTOBER

THE DREAM EATER

HALLOWEEN · PART I

Coming soon to a podcast near you.

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31 OCTOBER

THE LORD OF THE DANCE

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL · PART III

Coming soon to a podcast near you...

WINTER 2020

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TBA

THE CHERRY TREE

MIRACLE

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART I

At the Christmas Feast in the Court of King Arthur,  none may touch a morsel of food or drink before some wondrous tale is told, or some marvellous deed is performed...

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TBA

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART II

At the Christmas Feast in the Court of King Arthur,  none may touch a morsel of food or drink before some wondrous tale is told, or some marvellous deed is performed...

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TBA

THE THIEVES

IN THE TOWER

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART II

At the Christmas Feast in the Court of King Arthur,  none may touch a morsel of food or drink before some wondrous tale is told, or some marvellous deed is performed...

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