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Memorial

By Alice Oswald
Brink Productions

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World Premiere

  • About

    Written, like Homer’s poem to be spoken aloud, Oswald’s universally lauded Memorial strips the narrative from the Iliad and concentrates on personalising the deaths of the 215 soldiers named in the epic.

    Chris Drummond of Adelaide’s Brink Productions has, over the past four years, earned both the trust of the poet and her exclusive collaboration in this international theatrical adaptation on a gigantic scale.

    One of the leading actresses of her generation, Helen Morse brings her decades of experience in theatre and recitals to the transforming poetry of Alice Oswald’s Memorial, and performs the superb dramatic text with a new score by Golden Globe nominated UK composer Jocelyn Pook for a live ensemble of international singers and musicians. On a magnificent set designed by Michael Hankin and lit by Nigel Levings, Circa’s Yaron Lifschitz will create haunting physical shapes with 215 performers drawn from the Adelaide community.

    You can’t miss this major Australian theatre event in its world premiere season.


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  • Credits

    Concept Chris Drummond and Yaron Lifschitz
    Director Chris Drummond
    Actor Helen Morse
    Movement Yaron Lifschitz
    Composer Jocelyn Pook
    Design Michael Hankin
    Costumes Renate Henschke
    Lighting Nigel Levings
    Sound Jane Rossetto
    Associate Director Benjamin Knapton
    Music Director Jonathan Peter Kenny
    Producer Lee-Anne Donnolley

    This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
    This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Festival.
    This project has been supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.
    This project is co-commissioned by the 14-18 NOW: WWI Centenary Art Commissions, UK, and the Barbican.

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