by Howard Brenton

Performing: Nov 2019

Director: Peter Sowerbutts



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Date/ TimeVenueIndoor/ OutdoorFood/ Drink Avail-able?Tickets OnlineTickets In PersonTickets By Phone
Mon 28th Oct 2019 7:30pmBrockdish - The Old Kings HeadIndoorDrinks only01379 668843
Fri 1st Nov 2019 7.30pmWingfield BarnsIndoorDrinks onlytickettailor.com01379 384505
Sat 2nd Nov 2019 7:30pmGarboldisham Village HallIndoorDrinks onlytickettailor.comGarboldisham Village Stores01379 586745
Thu 7th Nov 2019 7:30pmLaxfield Vilage HallIndoorDrinks onlytickettailor.comCoop Food store in Laxfield01379 586745
Fri 8th Nov 2019 7:30pmBungay - The Fisher TheatreIndoorDrinks onlyfishertheatre.org01986 897130
Sat 9th Nov 2019 7:30pmHalesworth - The CutIndoorFood and drinknewcut.org0300 3033211
Please Note: This production is not suitable for small children.

Tickets £10; students £6

Bloody Poetry explores the relationship between the poets Byron and Shelley and their wives and lovers. We jump from Switzerland to Italy by way of London, Bath and Dover Beach, from 1816 to 1818 to 1822 – the year that Shelley drowned, mourned by those closest to him – among them the now Lord Byron and his widow, the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley. It’s an exciting mix of Romanticism and radicalism, leavened with a fair dose of humour too.

Howard Brenton is one of the UK’s most respected dramatists. His acclaimed plays include The Romans In BritainBloody PoetryWeapons of HappinessPravda with David Hare and, more recently, In ExtremisAnne Boleyn and Doctor Scroggy’s War for Shakespeare’s Globe, Paul and Never So Good for the National Theatre, and 55 DaysThe Arrest of Ai Weiwei, Drawing the Line and Lawrence After Arabia for Hampstead Theatre. He also wrote fourteen episodes of BBC spy drama Spooks.

This amateur production of Bloody Poetry is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.