One of the most challenging jobs I have had recently was directing the Anglo Saxon epic poem ‘Beowulf’ for Audible – technically England’s oldest audiobook, as it was originally an oral poem told by Saxon bards. Our version was performed by the Icelandic poet and storyteller Svanur Thorkelsson. It was an honour and a thrill to bring this story to sonorous life once more – first told as far back as the 8th century AD. Here is a link to the Audible page.

Hwaet, we Gar-Dena in geardagum
theodcyninga thrym gefrunon
hu tha aethlingas ellen fremedon

Beowulf, Stanza 1, Lines 1-3