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“Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort” by Jan Carey

Stroud Arts Festival
Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin

“Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort”
Written & performed by Jan Carey
Director – Michael McCaffery

A celebration of the friendship between the First World War poet and composer, Ivor Gurney, and violinist, musicologist and champion of women musicians, Marion Scott. It was to Scott that Gurney sent his music and poetry from the trenches. His writing was coloured by the horror of the Great War and his deep love for his native Gloucestershire.
Yet after being gassed at Passchendaele, Gurney’s slow deterioration into madness showed that despite their very different backgrounds, Scott and Gurney forged an enduring friendship that withstood both war, illness and despair, as well as triumph and joy.

The story is brought to life through the rich material of Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott’s memories, poems and letters, interweaved with some of Gurney’s most loved songs from the recordings of Ian Partridge, tenor and Jennifer Partridge, piano.

20th October 7pm

Tickets for under18s at £5

Jan Carey’s extensive television appearances range from I Claudius, Downton Abbey to Killing Eve

‘A delicate and moving piece of storytelling’ **** – The Stage

“A tour de force” – Dame Sarah Connolly
Lansdown Hall Lansdown Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 1BB
Thu 20 October
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