A powerful new drama by Apollo member Kevin Wilson, exploring the tensions between political decisions and their results in the community. Not to be missed.
‘The Truth Untold’ is a new one-hour drama, written by Apollo member Kevin Wilson, inspired by a Wilfred Owen war poem. Ten per cent of ticket sales will be donated to the Armed Forces Veterans mental health charity, Combat Stress.
The play tells what happens when two former school friends meet up again. One is now a junior minister in the Coalition Government; the other a social care manager in a town where a young boy has died in care. They face each other across the divide that has opened up between them …
The play marks a directorial debut for Kate Slade, and Original Theatre debuts for Reuben Loake, Marie Hickman and Benny Curtis.
The play is being performed by Original Theatre at the Apollo Theatre for two nights – May 1 and 2, starting at 8pm. For more information and tickets, check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.482217475213149.1073741828.218966648204901&type=3
Tickets cost £6 and can be reserved by phoning 01983 304130 (NOT 527267); or booked by paying online at www.wegottickets.com/originaltheatre; or you can just turn up and pay on the door.
Please note there is no allocated seating, so it will be first come, first served!
“Strange friend,” I said, “Here is no cause to mourn.”
“None,” said the other, “Save the undone years,
The hopelessness. Whatever hope is yours,
Was my life also; I went hunting wild
After the wildest beauty in the world,
Which lies not calm in eyes, or braided hair,
But mocks the steady running of the hour,
And if it grieves, grieves richlier than here.
For by my glee might many men have laughed,
And of my weeping something has been left,
Which must die now. I mean the truth untold,
The pity of war, the pity war distilled.
Now men will go content with what we spoiled.
Or, discontent, boil bloody, and be spilled.
They will be swift with swiftness of the tigress,
None will break ranks, though nations trek from progress.
Courage was mine, and I had mystery;
Wisdom was mine, and I had mastery;
To miss the march of this retreating world
Into vain citadels that are not walled.
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