Performance: In Remembrance: Poetry and Song of the First World War

Past event archive
12 November 2017, 15:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Isaac Rosenberg
by London Art Studios
circa 1915
NPG P230

To mark Remembrance Sunday, this special performance features work by David Jones, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Ivor Gurney and other war poets read by actors Gregory Cox, Dave Fishley, Richard Hansell and Seiriol Tomos, accompanied by pianist Tessa Uys. In a change to the original cast, Nicholas Farrell is no longer able to appear.

Programme devised and directed by Valerie Doulton for The Live Literature Company. The Live Literature Company was founded in 2002 by Valerie Doulton, Producer, Artistic Director, Writer and Teacher of Performance Studies. The LLC is dedicated to bringing forward and communicating the Artistic Heritage of the UK and the world, both classic and contemporary. 


Gregory Cox trained at Bristol Old Vic and has worked extensively in theatre , film and TV over a 40 year career. This includes touring with the NT in Arcadia and throughout the US in The Merchant of Venice for AFTLS. Recent theatre includes Muswell Hill ( Park Theatre) and The Mousetrap at St. Martin's. TV roles include the Coroner in Poirot, Laurence in Coronation Street and Capt. Bartlett in The Britannic-Titanic's Tragic Twin.

Dave Fishley trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Dave is a founding member of the theatre company, CHANGINSPEAK; a new writing company with the odd classic thrown in. Dave has worked at theatres including- National Theatre; RSC; Bristol Old Vic; Royal Exchange, Manchester; Almeida; Hampstead Theatre; and the Traverse in Edinburgh. Dave is currently performing in Queen Anne at the Haymarket in London's West End. Dave's TV & Film credits include: Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, and BAFTA Award winner- BURIED (C4).

Richard Hansell’s  numerous theatre credits include Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Apollo West End) and A View From The Bridge (Wyndhams and Broadway) both for the Young Vic; the NY transfer of Lazarus (by David Bowie and Enda Walsh); Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios); The Madness Of George III (Apollo); The Tempest and As You Like It (Bridge Project at The Old Vic); Troilus And Cressida (Globe); Crown Matrimonial (ACT). TV and Film include: And Then There Were None (BBC), Miracle Landing On The Hudson, E=MC2 and Queer As 18th Century Folk (Ch4), Shine, and The Wolfman.

Seiriol Tomos trained at LAMDA. Previous acting work linked to the Welsh culture includes: Gonzalo, The Tempest, for National Theatre Wales.  Acasto, Le Misanthrope, for National Theatre Wales.  Ballested, Lady From The Sea, National Theatre of Wales. 

Tessa Uys gave her first public concert at the age of seven and made her concert debut at thirteen with the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra conducted by David Tidboald.  She continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she won several prestigious prizes and later studied with Maria Curcio and at the Academia Cigiana in Siena with Guido Agosti.  Shortly after this she won the Royal Over-seas League Competition. During the past decades, Tessa Uys has established herself an impressive reputation, both as a concert performer and as a broadcasting artist, performing at many of the major concert venues throughout the world.