What's on Festival Programme Natalie Haynes - Troy Story Star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, Natalie brings us her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to coincide with her latest novel, A Thousand Ships. A tour around the 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 middle of the story. Book now Booking for this event has now closed.