Performance: In Remembrance
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11 November 2018, 15:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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by G. Methwyn Brownlee
The Live Literature Company returns to the National Portrait Gallery with another performance of War Poetry, prose and song to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The programme features passages from In Parenthesis by David Jones, and further work of poetry and prose by writers including Ivor Gurney, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, Primo Levi, Wilfred Owen, Ariel Dorfman and Edna St.Vincent Millay.
With actors Jordan Bunton-Williams, Nicholas Farrell, and Seiriol Tomos, and pianist Tessa Uys. Devised and directed by Valerie Doulton.
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.
Jordan is an Actor, Director and founder of EquiFilm Ltd. He graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama BA (Hons) Acting in 2015. Jordan has just finished production on a narrative film based on the inspirational true story of Mardoche Yembi.
Nicholas trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He is currently performing in The Wild Duck at The Almeida Theatre. His many roles in film include Chariots of Fire, The Iron Lady and Hamlet, and on T.V. Midsomer Murders, Jack the Ripper and Mansfield Park. His stage work for the R.S.C. includes The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar and Hamlet.
Having trained at LAMDA, Seiriol has worked extensively in his native tongue welsh. Recent television include episodes of Parch, Hinterland, Pobol y Cwm and soon to be screened Morfydd. Recent theatre include The Tempest and Lady from the Sea both for Theatr Genedlaethol and Doll Mender at the Finborough Theatre.
Born in Cape Town into an exceptionally musical and theatrical family, Tessa Uys is one of South Africa's most distinguished concert pianists. She has established herself an impressive reputation, both as performer and as a broadcasting artiste, performing at many major concert venues throughout the world. In 1994 she was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Val is Founder and Artistic Director of The Live Literature Company. She trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as a Director. She founded The Live Literature Company in 2002.
The Live Literature Company is a Performance company unique in fusing theatre, literature, and the humanities in performance works of excellence. Our performances are of both Contemporary and Classic writing, and also include site-specific and combined arts work. We perform extensively in the UK and internationally.