The Write Event sees four exciting new productions by leading local playwrights give fresh insight into the lives and works of four much-loved authors and will be presented on Thursday 16th March and Friday 17th March.
The plays focus on the iconic writers Wilfred Owen, Sylvia Plath, Rudyard Kipling and James Joyce, offering new interpretations of their texts and history.
A Dream of Wilfred Owen returns to the concert room in the first of this double bill and will be performed by Merseyside writer David Charters and singer Lucia Novosadova.
The second performance of the night, The Belfry by Dean Johnson and John Gorman, tells of Sylvia Plath’s tragic demise through the eyes of her neighbour and features original music based on Plath’s poetry.
On Friday, Lynn Pegler’s play If Only will explore the impact of World War One on Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling and the devastating disappearance of his son John.
To conclude the event, Gerry Smyth’s Nora and Jim delves into James Joyce’s two month separation from partner Nora. The play imagines Nora’s response to the letters Joyce wrote to her every day, giving a voice to a woman who was otherwise marginalised in a century where women had to fight for recognition.
The event takes place on Thursday 16th March and Friday 17th March at 7.30. Tickets for each night are £13.20 or £22 plus fees for both nights and can be purchased here.