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, ts Bellerophon is given a hero's task: slay the mighty Chimera. But do the gods really believe in Bellerophon? And can  he really believe in them?

19 NOVEMBER

THE GOD OF MONSTERS

SERIES · II  EPISODE · VIII

On the in-most shore of Ithaca there is cove. In that cove, there is a holy place: a cave of dusk and twilight, which hides immortal Naiads from mortal sight, who venerate Phorkys, the God of the the Terrors that lie in the Deep...

10 DECEMBER

HEX THE MOON

SERIES · II  EPISODE · XI

On the Isle of Aeaea, the goddess Circe relates the tragic history of the sorceress Medea, and the misfortune she brought down on her head when she dared to cast a hex upon the moon...

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...

22 OCTOBER

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...

26 NOVEMBER

THE BIRTH OF SERPENTS

SERIES · II  EPISODE · IX

The bloody history of the  House of Atreus culminates with a son's murder of his mother.  Now the fate of humanity is in the hands of Olympus and the Furies as they decide:  At what price vengeance?

17 DECEMBER

THE DREAM OF THE FATES

SERIES · II  EPISODE · XI

The hero Odysseus has travelled over the edge of the world, through the lands of the dead, and even crossed the very gates of dream. But has his day of reckoning finally arrived?

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

31 OCTOBER

THE CANNIBAL KING'S DAUGHTER

EPISODE · VII  · HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Join us to hear the full story of King Aethon, the Cannibal King of Thessaly, and his Daughter, the shapeshifting Princess Mestra: the grandmother of the legendary Greek hero Odysseus...

3 DECEMBER

THE GENERAL'S DREAM

SERIES · II  EPISODE · X

Odysseus reflects on his deadly rivalry with Palamedes, one of the Warlord Agamemnon's generals on the fields of Troy. Palamedes threatened the life of Odysseus' son: now the father bides his time.

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

Jason Buck brings us his original chilling interpretation of the Japanese legend of the mysterious Baku - the Dream Eater - and the Umibozu, a ghoulish apparition also known as the Sea-Monk... 

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31 OCTOBER

THE CANNIBAL KING'S DAUGHTER

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL · PART II

Join us to hear the full story of King Aethon, the Cannibal King of Thessaly, and his Daughter, the shapeshifting Princess Mestra: the grandmother of the legendary Greek hero Odysseus...

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