UNICORNS, ALMOST

Photographs for a new one–man play written by Owen Sheers about the life and work of
World War II poet Keith Douglas (played by Dan Krikler). 

The story of one man's Faustian pact with a war, which would both gift his unique and penetrating voice, but also take it away. It is also the story of Doulgas' desperate race to see his poems in the permanence of print before his limited time on earth runs out. Directed by John Retallack and produced by The Story of Books, with set design by Lucy Hall and Luned Gwawr Evans, immersive soundscapes by Jon Nicholls and lighting design by Ben Pickersgill, the audience is plunged into Douglas' world and character, using the best of his poems as stepping stones through his life. 

 
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