We were delighted to work with Hampshire and Surrey libraries for this rare opportunity to hear one of the 20th century’s most famous and controversial poems read aloud for an audience. Written in 1922, the poem reflects Eliot’s experience of a fragmented, urban world in the aftermath of the First World War. Five actors gave voice to the many characters, ideas and sounds of the poem drawing out its themes of life and death; hope and despair; memory and desire. Directed by Jo Hopkins and with the permission of the Elliot Estate, the readings were followed by an informal discussion.
Alton Library Wednesday 4 May 2016
Petersfield Library Thursday 12 May 2016
Winchester Discovery Centre Saturday 4 June 2016
- with the addition of The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock - recited by Jo Hopkins
Farnham Library Wednesday 8 March 2017
Basingstoke Discovery Centre Thursday 6 April 2017