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Death Comes for the War Poets

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Intelligent, Refreshing

About the show

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and the Storm Theatre Company present this verse drama exploring the horror of trench warfare as experienced by two of the greatest poets of the First World War. More…

Featuring the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, 'Death Comes for the War Poets' asks: How does one cope with the horror of war? Is there room for hope? And what of the Spirit of Death? Can Death itself be changed?

Member Reviews (2)


Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Intelligent, Refreshing
Avg Score

Enchanting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you're open to theatrical experiences that wash over you in flashes of feelings and emotions without explaining themselves.

Don't see it if you need a linear plot.

Also Beautiful performers, an ambitious, poetic piece.

Ambitious, Great acting, Profound

See it if you, like many others, take an interest in the British poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.

Don't see it if history and poetry do not interest you.

June 17th, 2017
"Deficiently conceived but well-presented...There are some very effective sequences relating to The Great War particularly life in the trenches, but these are sidetracked by cluttered and unrealized ambition...Director Peter Dobbins’ vigorous staging has a brisk pace and visual accomplishment...A...
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June 26th, 2017
"Such relief that this 70-minute play never just sat in its heaviness but danced and sang its way through the poetry of War and Death, never hitting us over the head with a dark melancholy. Ever surprising us with hope, love, and spectacularly beautiful imagery. Much of this has to do with the fi...
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June 20th, 2017
“Impenetrable in content but a wonder to the eye…If poetry isn’t your forte, this was an excellent showcase for the trio on stage. Capturing the essence of the poets, each actor brought a variety of emotion and physicality upon the stage…Along with his design team, Dobbins took some giant risks, ...
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June 24th, 2017
"Impeccably directed by Peter Dobbins, the haunting production gives horrific insight into trench warfare and makes a powerful anti-war statement that resonates now and for all time...All three actors turn in flawless and affecting performances...The top-notch cast and director are supported by a...
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