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Not About Heroes

- October 21, 2014

I’ve got to say, Blackeyed Theatre consistently deliver the goods. This time they have provided an insight into the relationship of two of our most famous WW1 poets; Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. Stephen Macdonald’s play focuses on their blossoming friendship whilst both were inhabitants at a Scottish convalescence – one suffering shell shock, the other incarcerated due to his political/social leanings. All punctuated by their poetry and the letters written to one another whilst apart. They were clearly close with a deep respect and a profound enjoyment of each other’s work and mind. The war was futile, but their powerful body of work was anything but.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing, 17 October 2014
Rating: ★★★★½
Lee Stevens

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