28th Jul, 2017

Trio breathe fresh life into modern poetry at Bromsgrove's Artrix

A NEW THEATRE performance which puts poetry on the stage comes to Bromsgrove’s Artrix on July 10.

Beyond the Water’s Edge is the latest poetry-in-performance event by Midland Creative Projects.

It features contemporary poems from around the World, which are given fresh life and meaning by a cast of three actors and live music

With writing drawn from every continent, this is a production packed with stories that move and inspire.

The human drama of love, loss and re-birth sits alongside the comedy of daily life in a captivating series of portraits, presented through the words of some of the world’s best poets.

Beyond the Water’s Edge features writing from dozens of countries, from Chile to Estonia and all points between.

Well-known poets whose work features in the production include the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who won the Nobel Prize the Literature in 2011, and the celebrated German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht.

However many of the writers are not often heard or performed in the UK and some have even experienced censorship in their country of origin.

Executive producer Jonathan Davidson said: “Poetry is becoming an increasingly important way for us to speak about our times.

“The poems in this production offer us life with all its joys and challenges.

“There are poems to make us laugh and poems to make us reflect.”

He added it was perfect for anyone who loved poetry or live theatre.

It is directed by Steve Byrne from Interplay Theatre and is performed by Jill Dowse, Dan McGarry and Nate Ryan.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets, at £12 (£10 concessions), are available at www.artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330.