Based on the writings of Scottish poet Charles Sorley, It Is Easy To Be Dead is an acclaimed play that wowed audiences at the Finborough Theatre and now makes its way to the West End, where Max Key will direct a talented team of performers.
It is easy to see how this managed to earn widespread acclaim at the Finborough, focusing on a compelling and memorable topic that will have a profound effect on West End audiences, as Neil McPherson’s script is a masterful one that needs to be told.
Charles Story was born in 1895 but his life came to an early, tragic end in 1915 when he was killed by a sniper at the Battle of Loos during the First World War. But during his life he penned poems and put together writings that would move readers around the world and this show celebrates his legacy with his work coming together with contemporary songs and powerful performances.
Sorley is remembered through his poems, with lines from them providing an inspiration to many. McPherson’s play is just one way in which his legacy has been honoured over the last century and will undoubtedly invite a new generation of readers to experience his works found in books like Marlborough And Other Poems and The Collected Poems Of Charles Hamilton Sorley.
McPherson has found great success with the play but he has been known for some time thanks to his ongoing role as Artistic Director of the Finborough Theatre. His works include Mumpers Dingle and I Wish To Die Singing – Voices From The Armenian Genocide.
It Is Easy To Be Dead runs at the Trafalgar Studios 2 from Wednesday 9th November 2016.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 1st December 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 3rd December 2016|
|Thu:||3.00pm and 7.45pm|
|Sat:||3.00pm and 7.45pm|
|Saturday, 03 Dec, 2016||Trafalgar Studio Two, London||It is Easy to be Dead|
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