Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-sort...


A celebration of the friendship between the First World War poet and composer, Ivor Gurney, and musician and first woman music critic, Marion Scott.
Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-sort... at King's Head Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: King's Head Theatre
Starts: Sunday 10 February 2019
Closes: Sunday 3 March 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


A celebration of the friendship between the First World War poet and composer, Ivor Gurney, and musician and first woman music critic, Marion Scott, written and performed by Jan Carey.


It was to Scott that Gurney sent his music and poetry from the trenches.


His writing was coloured by the horror of the Great War and his deep love for his native Gloucestershire.


Yet after being gassed at Passchendaele, Gurney's slow deterioration into madness showed that, despite their very different backgrounds, Scott and Gurney forged an enduring friendship that withstood both war, illness and despair, as well as triumph and joy.


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.


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Dates


Previews from:Sunday 10 February 2019

Closes:Sunday 3 March 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Sunday ‑ 4‑00pm

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:
£15

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Cast


Jan Carey

Creatives


Author: Jan Carey
Director: Michael McCaffery
Production: Hint of Lime Productions

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