VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From27th September 2018
To30th September 2018
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)


Out of the darkness, a vast field of bodies emerges. At the centre of this universe, a woman stands as storyteller, her voice conveying the voice of a god, of the elements, of time itself, and of a thousand lives caught in visceral moments of war. All the while, a 215-strong community chorus moves as a haunting and uplifting presence across the stage, which evolves from battlefield to meadow to starlit sky. Stripping much of the narrative from the Iliad, Oswald's Memorial is an intense and urgent elegy for each of the 215 dead soldiers named in Homer's epic, one that transcends time to explore profound themes.
Author Alice Oswald
Other Chris Drummond (concept)
Other Yaron Lifschitz (concept)
Music Jocelyn Pook

Archive :: production:T431507739, play:S1241327554, venue:V371

Production details

In this richly layered theatrical experience, Alice Oswald's extraordinary poem is performed on a grand scale, brought to impassioned life inside Jocelyn Pook's transporting, otherworldly score.


Presented byBrink Productions
Director Chris Drummond
Choreographer Yaron Lifschitz
Director Yaron Lifschitz (movement)
Design Michael Hankin
Costume Renate Henschke
Lighting Nigel Levings
Sound Jane Rossetto
Director Benjamin Knapton (associate director)
Musical Director Jonathan Peter Kenny
Performer Helen Morse

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