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What's on/Brighton Fringe 2022/Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort

A celebration of the friendship between the First World War poet and composer, Ivor Gurney, and violinist, musicologist and champion of women musicians, Marion Scott.


It was to Scott that Gurney sent his music and poetry from the trenches. His writing was coloured by the horror of the Great War and his deep love for his native Gloucestershire. Yet after being gassed at Passchendaele, Gurney’s slow deterioration into madness showed that, despite their very different backgrounds, Scott and Gurney forged an enduring friendship that withstood both war, illness and despair, as well as triumph and joy.

Directed by Michael McCaffery, the story is brought to life through the rich material of Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott’s memories, poems and letters, interweaved with some of Gurney’s most loved songs from the recordings of Ian Partridge, tenor and Jennifer Partridge, piano.




“a delicate and moving piece of storytelling”

★★★★ The Stage

"compelling with adroit touches of irony, delivered with the daring to allow the silences to speak between the lines."

★★★★★ Beatons Tearoom and Bookshop


Written & performed by Jan Carey

Directed by Michael McCaffery

Presented by Hint of Lime Productions

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Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort

£12 / £10 Concession
Brighton Venue: SQUEAK



60 min, no interval


Brighton Fringe 2022

Standard £12/ Conc £10

Standard Full Price applies to all Adults aged 16 and over.

Concessions Price applies to Children under 16, Over 65s and On Benefits only (proof of eligibility will be required).


Age 12+

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