‘Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-sort’

november, 2021

11nov7:30 pm8:30 pm'Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-sort'The enduring friendship between Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott

Event Details

Thursday 11 November at 7.30pm

The enduring friendship between Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott

Written & performed by Jan Carey
Directed by Michael McCaffery

Start time: 7.30pm
Ticket prices: £15


On Armistice Day, 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. 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 memories, poems and letters, interweaved with some of Gurney’s most loved songs from the recordings of Ian Partridge, tenor and Jennifer Partridge, piano.

“Heartbreaking” **** The Stage

“A tour de force” Dame Sarah Connolly


(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall