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John Keats is one of Englandâ€™s favourite poets. In these performances, 2TimeTheatre presents a play for voices by Cecily Oâ€™Neill, celebrating Keatsâ€™ visit to Winchester in 1819. Based on Keatsâ€™ letters and poems, the script includes delightful descriptions of Winchester and of the writing of his most popular poemÂ Ode to Autumn. It traces Keatsâ€™ obsessive love for his â€˜Bright Starâ€™ Fanny Brawne, his attempts to write a successful tragedy with his friend Charles Armitage Brown, and his increasing ill health. Performed by professional actors, and with original music, the play is introduced by Professor Christopher Mulvey.
2TimeTheatreâ€™s previous productions for Winchester Festival includeÂ Venus and Adonis,Â Meeting Miss AustenÂ andÂ An Honest Soldier.
Image courtesy of City of London, Keats House, Hampstead
Tickets Â£12.00 + Â£1 Booking Fee available online or from the Cathedral Box Office.