HE came, he spoke and he conquered.

The cleverest person I have ever met is the best sit-down comedian in the business.

Actually, Stephen Fry is a man for all seasons: author; screen- writer; TV and radio presenter; stage and screen actor and an all round good egg.

In Liverpool for three nights of sold out storytelling – Stephen makes it all look so easy.

A huge projection screen provided some beautiful images to accompany his time-less tales. And there are pieces of sublime instrumental music sparingly but effectively used.

Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication in life. For a man who loves words this is truly a labour of love.

His three-pronged series of self-penned productions combine education and entertainment in equal measure.

He is an elegant showman who makes you feel that he is talking to you and you alone.

He aims to make the experience in the vast hall seem like an intimate chat around a fireplace.

The Philharmonic is the ideal venue for his talents.

Stephen is touring with three separate high tech, illustrated talks in which he explores the Greek myths.

The celebrities here are: Gods, Heroes and Men.

It is an evening of love, war, debauchery, revenge and chaos.

Not necessarily in that order.

The idea is you can see just one or see two or experience all three.

Each show is different whatever your decision if you are fortunate enough to secure a ticket you will not be disappointed.

This is a chance to see a modern master historian orator at work.

That famous voice weaving its way into your imaginations.

Gripping is one word to sum up his performance crammed with details yet relayed with effortless conversation and humour.

If only we had more teachers like Stephen when we were at school.

This week it was revealed that he once had ambitions to be a Labour MP. It is clear to see watching him on stage without notes or a lectern that he would have been a natural, think-on-his-feet politician especially in explaining Brexit.

Stephen, 62, started his Gods show with an introductory off-on-a-tangent anecdote recalling his proudest moment in life – becoming a LIPA companion from Sir Paul McCartney on the very Philharmonic stage.

When the flights of fancy take him he slips in other snippets from his multi-layered career.

It is also an inter-active show as he asks members of the wide- aged group audience to select certain themes flashed on screen.

And throughout the UK tour there is a very exciting Q an A where the audience are invited to e-mail Stephen at ‘the oracle.com with a pertinent Greek poser.

In the second half of a three-hour plus show he answered a few of them with glee. praising the sharp wit of Merseysiders

One man asked to which Greek God he should pray to ensure Everton FC’s success in the Premiership

A young boy (in the gods) wanted to know if Mr Fry would ever consider portraying Boris Johnson? All of it great fun. I am still hurt he never picked my question..

There were many ‘I never knew that!’ moments as we heard tales of King Midas, Apollo and Pandora and her box (it was a jug, actually according to our host) and those intimidating figures Zeus and Hades of the Underworld.

This is a wonderfully accesible show for all ages and a production once seen that will never be forgotten.

How does he manage to remember all those facts? It’s Greek to me . . .

Stephen Fry may dislike the term ‘national treasure’ yet ironically, he is one.

Come back soon.

Five Stars

Fry on a High!