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August 28, 2017

REVIEW: Not About Heroes, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭

By

pauldavies

Not About Heroes at Edinburgh Fringe

Not about Heroes 

Pleasance Dome

15 August 2017

4 Stars

Stephen MacDonald's beautifully structured play is given a fine production by Flying Bridge Theatre at this Fringe. World War One poets Sigfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen meet at Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917, Sassoon already an established poet, Owen in awe of him. Through letters home, the poetry itself and shared hatred of the war, the two become friends.

This is a finely judged and tuned production. As Sassoon, Daniel Llewellyn Williams captures perfectly his anger at the war and his growing admiration of Owen's writing. Iestyn Arwel is equally impressive as shy, nervous Owen, determined to return to the Front and not betray his men. That Owen was killed a week before the Armistice adds deep poignancy and is dealt with beautifully.

In the noise and demands of the Fringe, this is a still, quiet haven of poetry and the pity of war, well worth catching.


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BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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