This December Bewley’s Cafe Theatre and the Delmaine String Quartet present Love and War: Words and Music from the Western Front
Saturday, December 6th 2014 at 7.00pm
Tickets €40 per person. The performance includes three course dinner.
To commemorate the centenary of the start of The First World War in 1914, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre and the Delmaine String Quartet have collaborated on a special programme of words and music reflecting the human experience of the Western Front.
Featured prominently are the letters of Artillery Officer, Eric Appleby, to his Athlone sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. In this moving correspondence, he records the discomforts, horrors, banalities and humour of trench life as he yearns to be back with his beloved in a world at peace.
Phyllis was a talented singer and the performance will include several of the popular songs of the period with string quartet accompaniment.
Threaded through this extraordinary love story are some of the great works from the famous generation of World War One soldier poets and composers.
In addition, a varied programme of poetry and prose will be featured, with music by Bach, Ravel, Moeran, Dvorak, Schubert & others.