24th June to 25th June . 7.30pm .
£12.50 - £26 full price, £10 - £23.50 concessions

Dead Poets Live returns to Wilton's following two previous sellout shows, led by the star of last year's Robert Frost & Edward Thomas, Rory Kinnear.  

Dead Poets Live is 'your chance to see big-name actors bring famous poems to life' (Culture Whisper), all in aid of charity. They have staged the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Lord Byron and Elizabeth Bishop with performers such as Tom Hiddleston, Charlotte Rampling, George MacKay and Denise Gough.

Audiences have learned to expect the unexpected: Glenda Jackson leading choir practice, Charlie Higson as The Dong With the Luminous Nose, a blues by Sheila Atim.

This time will be no different: great poetry, performers and surprises.

Rory Kinnear is an actor who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and has recently enjoyed success in films such as Skyfall and Broken for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards. In 2010 Rory played Angelo in Measure For Measure at the Almeida Theatre and later went on to play Hamlet at the National Theatre. The two roles won him the best actor award in the Evening Standard drama awards. He also achieved recognition as the outrageous Sir Fopling Flutter in The Man of Mode at the National Theatre, winning a Laurence Olivier Award and Ian Charleson Award. Other notable theatre work includes the parts of Iago and Macbeth, the lead in Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy, Gorky's Philistines and the role of Mitia in a stage adaptation of the Nikita Mikhalkov film Burnt by the Sun, all for the National Theatre.

Rory has also appeared in numerous television dramas including Loving Miss HattoThe Mystery of Edwin DroodBlack MirrorNational AnthemRichard II, Cranford and, most recently, Years And YearsThe Herd, Rory's debut play, premiered at the Bush Theatre in 2013 and transferred to Steppenwolf Theatre in the USA in 2015.

Running time: approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes, with no interval

They like it

  • One of the poetic highlights of 2019... full-diaphragm performances... superb sparring

    The Telegraph

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