1819-John Keats’ Year of Wonders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 7th November 7.30pm
Friday 8th November 7.30pm
Saturday 9th November 3.00pm  & 7.30pm

Directed by Alistair Ganley

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk….
Ode to a Nightingale

 

 

Keats is one of the greatest English
language poets; his rich imagery and
language are thrilling to hear and draw
the listener into luscious worlds of
sensuality and drama.

 

 

 

 

1819 is described as John Keats’ annus
mirabilis; a year when he wrote his most
significant works, fell deeply in love, and
cemented his literary legacy with Lamia,
Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, & Other Poems.
published in 1820.

 

 

Join the Cygnet Company in celebrating
Keats’ genius in this sensual and delicate
staging of his great Odes and narrative
poems from 1819. Music, movement
and romantic passion infuse this unique
performance.