Dead Poets Live: Hannah Sullivan
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
Featuring Denise Gough and Ria Zmitrowicz
When Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection Three Poems won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2018, Sinead Morrissey, chair of the judges, observed: “A star is born. I couldn’t be more delighted if I had won it myself.”
Taken together, the three poems seem to tell a single (though fragmentary) narrative of a young English woman living in America who returns home when her father dies. Ms. Sullivan is currently completing a fourth long poem, which feels like a continuation of her earlier work, provisionally titled ‘Tenants’. It addresses, among other things, her encounter with the Grenfell Tower disaster, and it is as intensely dramatic and propulsive as her debut.
Using music, soundscapes and visual imagery, the performance will attempt to match the exhilarating force and variety of these thrilling poems. The part of Hannah Sullivan will be read by Denise Gough and Ria Zmitrowicz.
Dead Poets Live have established a cult following at The Coronet Theatre for their dramatised readings of classic poetry, attracting some of Britain’s finest actors including Charlotte Rampling, Miranda Richardson and Tom Hiddleston. All proceeds from their evenings go to the charity Safe Passage.
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