With the Centenary of World War One very much in people’s minds, Wirral can lay claim to nurturing one of its most important figures.
Wilfred Owen is one of the most highly regarded and best loved poets of The Great War, and he spent his youth here in Wirral, and attended Birkenhead Institute.
Bullets And Daffodils tells Wilfred's story from the back streets of Tranmere to the trenches of The Somme. His most iconic poems, including Anthem For Doomed Youth, Futility and Dulce Et Decorum Est, are set powerfully to music in a passionate and moving contemporary way.
Narrator Billy Butler will be joined by a special 100 piece 'Wirral Remembers'community choir to represent today's generation’s remembrance. Bullets And Daffodils was the subject of a BBC TV documentary featuring Christopher Timothy.
Writer Dean Johnson has been called “the best songwriter in Merseyside today.” He is the founder of The Wilfred Owen Story museum in Wirral.
The script contains contributions from Doctor Who writer David Quantick, whilst the score includes There's No Way Out Of Here, donated gratis from Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. This stunning 2014 version has been produced especially for this Centenary performance, which will take place 100 years to the month that Britain entered the War.
“Bullets And Daffodils is and has a good contemporary way of introducing people of all ages, but particularly the younger, to Wilfred's poetry.” – (Peter Owen, Wilfred's Nephew)
“Thought-provoking, moving and different.”British Theatre Guide
*Includes a £1.00 per ticket fee. Fee is capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.
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