19 episodes

Original audio drama with spectacular soundscapes, based on the Greco-Roman myths behind the constellations. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob, these moving and sometimes humorous tales, brim with tragedy, injustice, and violence.

Tales of the Night Sky | Greek & Roman Star Myths Bibi Jacob, Geoff Chong. A Monkey & Bird Production

    • Fiction

Original audio drama with spectacular soundscapes, based on the Greco-Roman myths behind the constellations. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob, these moving and sometimes humorous tales, brim with tragedy, injustice, and violence.

    Orpheus & Persephone: The Constellation of Lyra, Part 2

    Orpheus & Persephone: The Constellation of Lyra, Part 2

    Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, recounts Orpheus’ extraordinary descent into her kingdom and her own shocking abduction.
    Written and directed by Bibi Jacob.
    Sound and production by Geoff Chong.
    Starring Chloe Dunn as Persephone and Chris Mack as Hermes.
    Original violin, viola and vocal compositions written and performed by Chloe Dunn.

    • 28 min
    Hermes: The Constellation of Lyra, Part 1

    Hermes: The Constellation of Lyra, Part 1

    No sooner is he born than Baby Hermes leaps out of his cradle and embarks on a slapstick adventure to charm his way into the Olympian pantheon.
    Written and directed by Bibi Jacob.
    Production and sound by Geoff Chong.
    Starring:
    Chris Mack as Hermes.
    Margeaux Lampley as Maia.
    Kester Lovelace as Apollo.
    Joseph Marshall as the farmer.
    And Dario Costa as Zeus.
    Thanks, as ever, to Jean-Paul Palmyre for his support.

    • 25 min
    Deltoton: The Constellation of Triangulum

    Deltoton: The Constellation of Triangulum

    Hermes tries to make some order in the night sky in spite of Zeus’ meddling. Centuries later the Starlink mega-constellations disrupt everything….
    Starring Chris Mack as Hermes and Dario Costa as Zeus.
    Written and directed by Bibi Jacob.
    Production and sound by Geoff Chong.
    A big thank you to Jean-Paul Palmyre at Studio Quali’sons, Paris.

    • 15 min
    Via Lactea: The Milky Way

    Via Lactea: The Milky Way

    Hera, the Queen of the Gods, is having trouble with her afternoon nap. One by one the memories of her husband’s betrayals return, building a devastating portrait of a dysfunctional marriage.
    (This story - like so many Greek myths - contains references to assault and violence.)
    Starring Natasha Cashman as Hera.
    Featuring Dario Costa as Zeus.
    Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob.
    Production and sound design by Geoff Chong.
    Enormous thanks to Jean-Paul Palmyre at Studio Quali’sons, Paris.
    The Ovid quote comes from Vol. 1 of Frank Justus Miller’s translation of ‘The Metamorphoses’ published by the Loeb Classical Library.

    • 26 min
    Equus Primus: The Constellations of Equuleus

    Equus Primus: The Constellations of Equuleus

    **SPOILER ALERT** This is an unofficial constellation myth!
    A strange phone call in the middle of the night leads to a conversation with a constellation. 


    Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob.

    A big thank you to Mateo Oxley for his collaboration on the story.

    Starring Mateo Oxley as Equuleus. 

    And featuring Geoff Chong. 

    Production and sound design by Geoff Chong.



    Ian Ridpath’s Star Myths was a very helpful source.

    For a list of other sources you can visit our webs

    • 22 min
    The Constellation of Pegasus

    The Constellation of Pegasus

    Fly with me into this tapestry of tales, to mountains full of mythical beings. The winged horse Pegasus, the Muses, some gods, a centaur, the Chimaera, an anti-hero and a gadfly await you.



    This episode was written by Morag Cross.

    Directed and narrated by Bibi Jacob.

    Production and sound design by Geoff Chong.



    Starring Morag Cross as Hippe and the Gadfly.

    Gordon Peaston as Chiron.

    Dario Costa as Poseidon.

    And Sharon Mann as Athena.



    The Ukelele was played by Morag Cross.

    • 33 min

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