TED & SYLVIA

GRAND EVENINGS POETRY

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Event Venue

Princess Theatre

Event Dates & Times

  • Fri, Aug 28 2020 4:30pm
  • Fri, Aug 28 2020 7:30pm

Running Time

75 minutes

Notes

No filming or photography permitted.

Details

TED & SYLVIA

GRAND EVENINGS POETRY RETURNS, FOR A NIGHT AT THE PRINCESS!

Young poets with the world at their feet, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath met at a Cambridge party in 1956, embarking on one of the most intense and ultimately destructive relationships in modern literature. Over seven years of marriage, their respective literary careers flourished as they balanced family, travel, fame and the weight of expectation.

Through it all, Sylvia continually navigated the dangerous shoals of her fluctuating mental health. They developed and nourished each other’s talents, listened to each other’s work and respectively wrote some of the most extraordinary poetry of the last hundred years.

In a compelling blend of verse and biography, Ted & Sylvia tells the fascinating story of two the twentieth century’s greatest poets, drawing links between their life and work and revelling in the vast majesty of their poetry.

Curated by Cameron Hindrum & Michael Edgar, with Debbie Parish and Alex Wenn, we welcome back Grand Evenings Poetry to the Princess for what is sure to be an evening both fascinating and moving.

To coincide with Ted & Sylvia, our friends at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston are offering a delicious two-course meal for a sitting at 6pm. Either pre-show or post-show, why not make an evening of it?

Prices

Ticket Pricing

  • $20 - Full
  • Free - to 2020 Friends of Theatre North*
  • $65 - Ticket + 2-course meal at Hotel Grand Chancellor. 6pm sitting.
  • $45 - Friends ticket + 2-course meal at Hotel Grand Chancellor. 6pm sitting.

Bookings are essential.

*Friends of Theatre North who wish to arrange their complimentary ticket should contact the Box Office directly - 6331 0052 or email boxofficemanager@theatrenorth.com.au

This event adheres to all current public health mandates, including physically distanced seating. The Princess Theatre and Earl Arts Centres are "face-mask friendly" venues.

Creative Team

Creative Team

  • Curator & Performer - Cameron Hindrum
  • Curator & Performer - Michael Edgar
  • Performer - Debbie Parish
  • Performer - Alex Wenn