CORONAVIRUS: currently, all theatres and related venues are closed. Shows are either being cancelled, postponed or rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with all the changes. There are currently few changes after May 2020 and many shows that were due for April have been pushed back towards the end of Autumn. Pantomimes are looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)
It is not so often we get a play about a war poet of WW II, more often than not we hear of the more famous poets of WW I. In fact the subject here is Keith Douglas who was also a tank commander and fought much of the war in the desert - again, things we rarely see represented. t pays Krikler plays a very credible Keith in this one man show, taking us on his journey from a childhood interest in toy soldiers, to signing up, the desert war,coming home and taking part in the D-Day landings only to be killed by a mortar some days later. Mixed in with this are aspects of his personal life and loves and his attempts to get hos poems taken seriously and published- something that happened only years after the war ended. Directed with a careful touch by John Retallack and with an emotive soundtrack from Jon Nicholls this is a lovely, intimate piece of theatre that pays appropriate tribute to a largely forgotten poet.
RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2019 The Royal Theatrical Support Trust and Curve, in partnership with English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston, announce Anthony Almeida as winner and Maria Crocker as runner-up of the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2019