The next event from Bath Recitals brings a highly acclaimed and moving narrative recital of words and music from the First World War delivered by professional actor Christopher Kent and pianist Gamal Khamis…
‘A very special, moving and immensely absorbing production’
Actor Christopher Kent and pianist Gamal Khamis look back at the writing and music that emerged from the period, juxtaposing the words of writers such as Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon and Vera Brittain with music by composers including Elgar, Ravel, Debussy and Ivor Gurney.
In a moving and thought-provoking sequence, they also trace the individual story of nineteen-year-old conscript Private Percy O’Key through his real-life letters and diaries. It is a compelling journey from innocence to loss, told with unflinching clarity and compassion.
‘Beautifully nuanced show – tender, moving, angry”
Christopher Kent has appeared on stage, screen and radio in a wide range of roles from Shakespeare to contemporary drama. London West End appearances include Cyrano de Bergerac with Robert Lindsay and The Government Inspector with Timothy Spall. Chris is also one of the UK’s best known voiceover actors.
Gamal Khamis studied at the Royal College of Music and has appeared at most major concert halls in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, and on BBC Radio 3 and Dutch radio. He has worked with leading composers including Thomas Adès and Mark Anthony Turnage and is a Concordia Foundation Artist, a Park Lane Group Artist and a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet.
THE RECITAL SERIES
Never Such Innocence
Saturday 3 November 7.30pm
St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath BA1
Tickets are just £15 – £16