Start date: 01 March 2018
Written, like Homer’s poem to be spoken aloud, Oswald’s universally lauded Memorial strips the narrative from the Iliad and concentrates on personalising the deaths of the 215 soldiers named in the epic.
Chris Drummond of Adelaide’s Brink Productions has, over the past four years, earned both the trust of the poet and her exclusive collaboration in this international theatrical adaptation on a gigantic scale.
One of the leading actresses of her generation, Helen Morse brings her decades of experience in theatre and recitals to the transforming poetry of Alice Oswald’s Memorial, and performs the superb dramatic text with a new score by Golden Globe nominated UK composer Jocelyn Pook for a live ensemble of international singers and musicians. On a magnificent set designed by Michael Hankin and lit by Nigel Levings, Circa’s Yaron Lifschitz will create haunting physical shapes with 215 performers drawn from the Adelaide community.
You can’t miss this major Australian theatre event in its world premiere season.