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Beyond the Water’s Edge – Poetry from our World (2016-17)

Suitable for ages 14+

Beyond the Water's Edge (large)

Hear voices from around the world, distilled into poetry in this unique performance. Midland Creative Projects take the words of the world’s poets and present them on stage with live music to create a celebration of our lives in all their forms.

Drawing from every continent we are given stories that move and inspire – from Sweden to Chile and all points between. The drama of love, loss and re-birth mingle with the comedy of daily life, resulting in a captivating series of portraits presented through the words of some of the world’s best poets.

Directed by Steve Byrne from Interplay Theatre, Beyond the Water’s Edge uses poems published by Bloodaxe Books with music and original set design by Talking Birds.

Beyond the Water’s Edge is available for touring from July 2016. For more information or to discuss availability for this production please contact our Producer Antonia.

A Midland Creative Projects production, created in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Bloodaxe Books. Supported by Arts Council England.

Praise for our previous productions:

“Understated, but perfectly judged – and beautifully if simply staged – The Hundred Years’ War is one of the finest examples of poetry in performance I have ever encountered.” Simon Rae

“A stunning performance – simply done, yet so atmospheric. I felt I’d experienced something very real: human emotion up close.” Audience member

“Brilliant poetry, evocatively performed and thoughtfully produced.” Audience member

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