To those who live there, Herot Hall is a paradise -a self-sustaining community shielded from the outside world- but to those who live secretly along its periphery, Herot Hall is a fortress. Gren lives with his mother Dana just outside the limits of Herot Hall. A former soldier, Dana didn’t want Gren, didn’t plan Gren, and doesn’t know how she got Gren. But now that she has him, she’s determined to protect him from a world that sees him only as a monster.
Echoing the story and themes of Beowulf, The Mere Wife gives sharp, startling currency to the ancient epic poem.
Join us as Headley discusses the themes of the poem and her adaptation in conversation with friend and long-time collaborator Neil Gaiman*.
*Please note, Neil Gaiman will not be signing books at this event.
A standard ticket is £8 or £5 for students or Foyalty members. When purchasing a student or Foyalty ticket, you'll need to bring a valid in-date student card or Foyalty card with you. A £15 ticket includes a copy of The Mere Wife (RRP £12.99)