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'Not About Heroes' by Stephen MacDonald -

<B>'Not About Heroes' by Stephen MacDonald</B>

Date: Saturday 24th November 2018
Time: 19:30

'Not About Heroes'
by
Stephen MacDonald

1917. After protesting against the continuance of the war, poet and military cross winner, Siegfried Sassoon is sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital for Nervous Disorders in Edinburgh, to silence him.

There he meets shell shocked Wilfred Owen, and they begin an unlikely friendship that transforms them both and which stimulated an intense period of creativity for Owen, including his famous Anthem for Doomed Youth.

Through their poetry they spoke out against the patriotism of war, and brought to light the horror of the trenches and the futile loss of life.

At the time, shell shock was little understood and being in a military hospital without a visible wound Owen felt he still had to prove he wasn’t a coward. In August 1918 he returned to the front line …
 
Weaving together their poetry, letters and autobiographical writings, this emotionally powerful and often witty play tells the moving story of the friendship that transformed them both.

On this unique occasion of the centenary of the end of the First World War, it is far more than a historical glimpse of events - it is a timeless exploration of courage, humanity and of course friendship. It will inspire all who see it, young or old, civilian or military.
 
Suitable for 11 years and above.
 
Doors Open : 7.00pm
Show will finish by 10.00pm
Theatre suppers available but booking essential on 01872 552428
Two Licensed Bars
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