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Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-sort
October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 03/10/2019
A celebration of the friendship between the First World War poet and composer, Ivor Gurney, and musician and pioneering female music critic, Marion Scott.
Gurney sent Scott his music and poetry from the trenches. The horror of the Great War, contrasted with his love for his native Gloucestershire, coloured his writings. After he was gassed at Passchendaele, Gurney’s friendship with Scott, despite their different backgrounds, withstood war, illness and despair, as well as triumph, madness and joy.
Written and performed by Jan Carey and directed by Michael McCaffery, the story is brought to life through the rich material of Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott’s memories, poems and letters, interweaved with some of Gurney’s most loved songs from the recordings of Ian Partridge, tenor and Jennifer Partridge, piano.
“A delicate and very moving piece of storytelling … heart-breaking” **** The Stage
Recommended for age 12+ (contains description of war)
Presented by The Swallow Theatre as part of the Wigtown Book Festival.
Tickets for this show are being sold by Wigtown Book Festival at https://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/