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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. 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.Performers Helen Morse.
Author Alice Oswald. Other Chris Drummond (concept). Other Yaron Lifschitz (concept). Music Jocelyn Pook. Presented by Brink 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.
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