A blend of words and romance, a delve into the literary and romantic relationship between two of the world’s finest poets has come to the Princess Theatre.
Ted and Sylvia, the work of Tasmanian theatrical figures Cameron Hindrum and Michael Edgar, will be the first event hosted at the Princess Theatre since its shut down in March.
There will be two performances and is described as a blend of verse and biography, and draws links between the life and and work (and romantic connections) of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.
The show is the seventh in Theatre North’s Grand Evenings Poetry series, which programs manager Stuart Loone described as a dark horse for the 2020 season.
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“It’s very gratifying to see how enthusiastically the audience embrace it. They respond to its immediacy and the wealth of knowledge that Michael and Cameron bring,” Mr Loone said.
In a pivotal moment for theatre lovers, the Princess Theatre ghost light will be symbolically turned off during the performance.
The light, traditionally lit when theatres are dark, has been on since the premature closing of Encore Theatre’s Mamma Mia!
- Ted and Sylvia will be performed at the Princess Theatre on Friday at 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Bookings are essential through the Princess Theatre Box Office.