Brighton Festival 2017Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

5 minutes with... Daniel Morden

Leading storytellers Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton will tell the story of Odysseus’ ten-year journey from Troy, a terrific adventure story shot through with moments of insight, humour and horror, in a Brighton Festival event for both young people and adults.

I knew I wanted to be a performer when… a tie company transformed my junior school hall into a jungle by saying, ‘We're in a jungle!’

My first public performance took place at… The King's Stomach Ache, Llanyrafon Primary School, 1970. No, I wasn't the king. I was a tree.

The first book I ever bought was… Silly Verse for Kids - Spike Milligan

The last book I read was… Seven Miles of Steel Thistles by Katherine Langrish. Articles on fairy tale and myth from her blog of the same name.

The proudest moment of my career to date was when… my kids ask to come to my shows.

If I wasn’t performing, I’d probably be… teaching. A noble profession.

People would be surprised to learn that… The Odyssey is a gripping adventure story.

The Odyssey is at Sallis Benney Theatre on 13 May.