Remembrance

Politikens Boghal, Rådhuspladsen 37, Cph K; Wed 10 Sep, 19:00; 100kr, whynottheatre.dk

Time passes on, but the memories of the First World War remain – no longer in the minds of those who suffered, but in the words they left behind. 

As its title suggests, this performance is all about remembering: learning from our mistakes and ensuring they are not repeated. Lest we forget! 

As part of the WWI focus of this year’s Golden Days festival (September 5-21, goldendays.dk), the team at Why Not Theatre – Sue Hansen-Styles, Andrew Jeffers, Barry McKenna and Malte Joe Frid-Nielsen – presents a collection of readings of poetry, diary entries and letters written by the men and women who endured the daily horrors of life during the great conflict.

From shell shock in the trenches to the day-to-day dread back home of the appearance of an official letter, everyone was affected, and the world changed forever: our perspective, our knowledge of humanity, our art and even our understanding of sexuality. 

Remembrance is more than a reminder of our dreadful past, it is also a warning for modern Europe. 

While the only evening performance will be given at Politikens Boghal, Why Not Theatre will also be performing Remembrance in the afternoon at Lapidarium (Sep 5, 8, 9, 15-17 & 19 – all at 15:30, 50kr) and Den Frie Udstillingsbygning (Sep 11 & 18, 17:00; 60kr).

 




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