Stephen Fry will return to the stage in Mythos, a trilogy of plays based on his best-selling novel.

The trilogy, composed of Gods, Heroes and Men will premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival followed by a UK tour which includes dates at the London Palladium.

Fry’s one-man show delves into gripping tales of love and war, debauchery and revenge from the Greek gods, heroes and men whose enthralling tales still echo today.

Billed as a laugh-out-loud funny, mind-blowing and often personal production from one of the world’s greatest storytellers, Mythos is a rare chance to see Fry live on stage. This will be the first time Fry has toured with a show in over 40 years.

After running in Edinburgh, Fry will perform at The Lowry in Salford (27 to 31 August), Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall (4 to 6 September), Birmingham Symphony Hall (9 to 12 September), London Palladium (13 to 14 September), Oxford New Theatre (19 to 21 September) and The Sage Gateshead (22 to 23 September).

Fry said: “I am shivering and quivering with excitement at the thought of a UK tour, taking the astounding stories and characters from Greek myth around the UK. Three different shows over three different nights: people can come to one, two or three evenings, but whichever they choose I hope will be as exciting for the them as I know it will be for me.”

Directed by Tim Carroll, Mythos has set design by Douglas Paraschuk, lighting by Kevin Lamotte, projections designed by Nick Bottomley and original music by Paul Sportelli.

Find tickets to Mythos

Mythos is booking from 13 September until 14 September at the London Palladium.