Dead Poets Live: Sylvia Plath
Two-time Olivier Award winner Denise Gough returns to the Coronet with Dead Poets Live to explore the life of Sylvia Plath, where the production premiered in 2018.
Sylvia Plath was born in Boston in 1932 and died in London in 1963, aged 30. In her brief career she produced some of the greatest and most exhilarating poetry of the 20th century. The best-known of her poems – among them ‘Lady Lazarus’, ‘Daddy’, ‘The Applicant’, ‘Tulips’ – arrived in the extraordinary torrent of creativity unleashed in her final months, posthumously collected in Ariel.
Dead Poets Live retrace the exhilarating, breath-taking, nail-biting ascent Plath made, by various poetic turns, to the unique and definitive voice of those final poems.
‘A stellar performance’ – Times Literary Supplement
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. Dead Poets Live is devised and supported by The TS Eliot Foundation.Book tickets