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Poetry theatre: Journey to the Fifth Province

October 4, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Wimbledon BookFest: William Morris Tent, Wimbledon Common (adjacent to War Memorial), The Green, London, SW19 5AZ

A journey to what W. B. Yeats called ‘the deep heart’s core’, crossing boundaries between poetry, theatre, and music. Drawing on work by Irish writers down the ages this is a funny, moving and thought-provoking show. Actor Dónal Cox (ex-Abbey Theatre, RTÉ, BBC) brings poetry to life, with Celtic harp accompaniment from Steph West (Harper of All Britain 2009). This literary journey takes a joyful look at where we’ve come from and what might inspire us for the future, paying visits to Goldsmith, Kavanagh, Yeats, Hartnett, Kennelly and other greats.

‘A remarkable, entertaining overview of stories and characters that abound in the works of Ireland’s great poets – truly enriching.’ Irish Times, International Edition.

An acclaimed touring show with wide appeal, much loved by audiences new to poetry as well as those well versed!

Journey to Fifth Province events page

Event website: http://wimbledonbookfest.org/Events/Events2014/IrishHistoryJourneytotheFifthProvince.aspx