Never Such Innocence at Jermyn Street Theatre

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In their acclaimed narrative recital actor Christopher Kent and pianist Gamal Khamis look back at the writing and music that emerged from the First World War. In a moving and thought-provoking sequence they juxtapose the words of writers such as Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon and Vera Brittain with piano music of the period by composers including Elgar, Ravel, Debussy, Schoenberg, and Ivor Gurney, while telling the individual story of nineteen-year-old conscript Private Percy O'Key through his real-life letters and diaries. It is a compelling journey from innocence to loss, told with unflinching clarity and compassion. Audience comments from previous performances: "A very special, moving and immensely absorbing production" "The most amazing evening... one of the most moving and thought-provoking events I have ever attended" "Beautifully nuanced show - tender, moving, angry" "A spell-binding evening. So compelling to watch and listen to ...I don't think there was a dry eye in the house"

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Jermyn Street Theatre

Jermyn Street
0207287 2875

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