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V the poem they tried to ban

March 8, 2019 @ 21:00 - 22:00

£4 - £10

Event Location

3 Millennium Square The Electric Press,
Leeds, LS2 3AD United Kingdom
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As part of Leeds Lit Fest 2019

Jonny Magnanti, a Leeds born actor, interprets Tony Harrison’s still controversial poem,‘V’, drawing us into the municipal graveyard, daubed with swastikas and profanity and littered with discarded cans of Harp larger. In this production, supported by soundscapes from the period, with echoes of the miners strike, the IRA, conflict on our streets and a lack of hope for the working class skinhead at the centre of the internal dialogue, both Tony and Jonny, confronting the issue of displacement and alienation from one’s class and family roots. This is a powerfulling moving performances which rides well above the swell of ‘shock’ horror at the use of the ‘C’ word and brings us down to a simple story of who we are and what our individual legacies will be. ‘Mesmerizing and moving. Really powerful and thought provoking’

The show runs at 40 min

The poem can be read here.

Ticket prices:

Student Price £4

Standard: £8

Special offer: purchase tickets for both Beowulf & V for just £10

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