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On International Women’s Day The Coronet Theatre present the premiere of Sappho Singing, a short film adaptation of much-loved contemporary British poet, playwright and novelist Maureen Duffy’s eponymous stage play. Filmed by the distinguished Greek documentary filmmaker, Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, it stars English actress Alison Child, and was shot in Sappho’s birthplace, the beautiful island of Lesbos.
The poet Sappho, in the present day, is every bit as articulate on the subject of love as she was in the 6th century BC. In Sappho Singing she returns to her modern-day birthplace and celebrates the enduring nature of love through poetry.
The film features new translations by Maureen Duffy of all the extant Sappho fragments. The tender film is followed by a Q&A with Maureen Duffy, introduced by Clare Summerskill.