A Dream of Wilfred Owen

  • Wilfred Owen

About This Project

In a play, written by “The Bard of Birkenhead”- David Charters, we experience the ghost of Wilfred Owen alongside characters in the present day, featuring music and poetry from local performers.

In a series of episodes, both imagined and real, it tells of how the ghost of Wilfred Owen haunts a man. But then the ghost appears in the dying light to speak of his boyhood in Birkenhead, the love and admiration he holds for his fellow soldiers and how he wrote those searing, sorrowful. angry, deep-reaching poems – all leading to his death in the Great War. Traditional songs will be performed by the local band, Orange Zebra with songs sung by Jenny Airey. David notes that the songs have been chosen to highlight moments in Owen’s life. Some scenes are imagined in this story that embraces boyhood, patriotism and hope. David will play the ghost of Owen and Ieuan …the man haunted by images of war.

 “I have a sense of truth in telling this story,” said David, who has been a journalist and writer for more than 50 years. He is best known for his weekly column, which ran for almost 25 years on the old Daily Post, and his Bard of Birkenhead column which feature every Tuesday in the Wirral edition of the Liverpool Echo.

A Dream of Wilfred Owen will be performed at 7.30 pm on November 1st at the Williamson Art Gallery. Admission £5. Tickets can be booked in advance from Eventbrite.

We strongly advise that tickets are bought online in advance. When David performed previously, the event sold out. If you have any difficulties with ordering online, please contact 0151 666 3537 and leave your details.

Drinks will be served for half an hour before the start.

Events, What’s On
David Charters, music, performance, poetry, Wilfred Owen, williamson art gallery, WW1