In Performance by Peter Wilson. Directed by David Banks.
In a rare performance of four poems that have been described as ‘the greatest twentieth-century achievements in the poetry of philosophy and religion’, Peter Wilson finds in TS Eliot’s last major work a narrative of personal, troubled passion.
The poems were written separately between 1936 and 1942, but they cohere as an unequalled and indivisible meditation on the mystery of life, the perplexities of loss and longing, and the place of hope in the human heart.
The performance will be followed by a Q & A session chaired by Dame Margaret Hodge, DBE.
Running time: 50 minutes, plus 20 mins Q&A