Directed by Samantha Young
2018 will mark 100 years since celebrated World War 1 poet Wilfred Owen died at the age of 25. Much like Owen’s work itself, Words of War reverberates with passion, anger, humour and heartbreak.
Featuring an updated script from playwright Matt Edgerton to mark the anniversary this show is more powerful and prescient then ever.
Words of War follows the life of Owen and the influences that led him to become one of the most striking and brilliant voices of his era. The show examines people’s attitudes to war and how, through Owen’s poetry, we can come to a better understanding of war today.
Poems include: Spring Offensive, Dulce et Decorum Est, Parable of the Old Man and the Young, Mental Cases, Disabled, Anthem for Doomed Youth, Futility.