Never Such Innocence

Christopher Kent acclaimed production

Autumn 2018 Season Updates

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Saturday 17th March, 7.30pm. - All Saints Church, Isleworth, TW7 6BE

Sunday 18th March, 7.30pm - Jermyn Street Theatre, London SOLD OUT

Sunday 27th May, 2.15pm - English Music Festival, Silk Hall, Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

Tuesday 3rd July, 7.30pm - Festival of Chichester, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester

Friday 13th July, 7.30pm - JAM on the Marsh Festival, St Dunstans Church, Romney Marsh

Saturday 8th September, 7.30pm - St Chad’s, Shrewsbury (in aid of Medic Malawi). Book tickets

Wednesday 12th September, 7.15pm – Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ SOLD OUT

Thursday 13th September, 7pm – Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ Book tickets

Friday 21st September, 7pm - Village Hall, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire BA12 7AP Book tickets SOLD OUT

Sunday 30th September, 4.15pm - Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, Hampshire, RG20 9JT

Saturday 20th October, 7.30pm - Canterbury Festival, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

Friday 2nd November, 8.00pm – Southside House, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4RJ

Saturday 3rd November, 7.30pm - Bath Recitals, St Michael's Church, Bath

Monday 5th November, 7.30pm - Royal Overseas League, Park Place, St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1LR

Wednesday 7th November 7.30pm - Royal British Legion, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 9PB

Friday 9th November, 7.30pm – Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BN

Sunday 11th November, 7.30pm - St Mary's, Perivale, London, UB6 8SS

Sunday 18th November, 7.30pm - Jermyn Street Theatre, London, SW1Y 6ST

Sunday 25th November, 7.30pm - New London Synagogue, London, NW8 0AT

Friday 30th November, 7.30pm – HEART Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Leeds, LS6 3HN

Saturday 1st December, 8pm - OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green, London, SW13 0LF

“A very special, moving and immensely absorbing production.”

"The most amazing evening... one of the most moving and thought-provoking events I have ever attended."

“Beautifully nuanced show – tender, moving, angry.”

“A spell-binding evening. So compelling to watch and listen to.”

“Thank you for the power and pathos of your performances.... I don’t think I have spent a more emotionally charged ninety minutes.”

“A masterclass in performance art...so atmospheric, so empathetic. I was in floods of tears at the end.”

“The choice of poetry and music was perfect and the narrative and underlying story very moving…I don't think there was a dry eye in the house."

 

 

 


 

I thought you might be interested to know about two forthcoming London performances of NEVER SUCH INNOCENCE, the acclaimed narrative recital of words and music from the First World War which I've been performing during the last year with the pianist Gamal Khamis.

 

We are at Jermyn Street Theatre, just off Piccadilly Circus, on Sunday March 18th at 7.30pm (pre-booking advised at http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/show/never-such-innocence/) and //www.google.co.uk/maps/place/All+Saints+Church/@51.4716553,-0.3221212,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48760c52dbbdfc93:0x6a766f16494fda0e!8m2!3d51.4716553!4d-0.3199325?expflags=enable_star_based_justifications:true&hl=en">

 

All Saints Isleworth, a lovely church by the river near Syon Park (just opposite The London Apprentice) the previous evening, Saturday 17th March at 7.30pm (free with retiring collection).

We’d love to see you at either, but if you can make it to Jermyn Street friends are also warmly invited to join us for drinks afterwards at The Three Crowns, just opposite the theatre.

 

NEVER SUCH INNOCENCE juxtaposes the words of writers like Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon and Vera Brittain with piano music of the period by composers such as Elgar, Ravel, Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg and Ivor Gurney, with a linking narrative about my own great uncle Private Percy O'Key. Audiences so far have been kind enough to describe it as "moving", "spell-binding" and "immensely absorbing".

 

The video trailer is here: https://youtu.be/gfIgKLdki-U

And further details are at http://www.ckuk.com/never-such-innocence and https://www.facebook.com/NeverSuchInnocence/

 

NEVER SUCH INNOCENCE 2018

Saturday 17th March, 7.30pm. - All Saints Church, Isleworth, TW7 6BE

Sunday 18th March, 7.30pm - Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Sunday 25th May, 2.45pm - English Music Festival, Silk Hall, Radley College

Tuesday 3rd July, 7.30pm - Festival of Chichester, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester

Sunday 8th July, 3pm - JAM on the Marsh Festival, St Dunstans Church, Romney Marsh

Saturday 8th September, 7.30pm - St Chad’s, Shrewsbury (in support of Medic Malawi)

Friday 21st September, 7.30pm - Village Hall, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire BA12 7AP

Sunday 30th September, 4pm - Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere

Saturday 20th October 7.30pm - Canterbury Festival, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

Saturday 3rd November 7.30pm - Bath Recitals, St Michael's Church, Bath

Monday 5th November 7.30pm - Royal Overseas League, London

Sunday 11th November 7.30pm - St Mary's, Perivale

 

It would be a great pleasure to see you at any of these performances.

Very best wishes

Chris

 


 

2017

 

 

Never Such Innocence, the acclaimed narrative recital of words and music from the First World War

which CK has been performing during the last year with the pianist Gamal Khamis is back.

We went to the Première at St Mary's Perivale and were deeply moved by this production.

We highly recommend Never Such Innocence commemorating events that affected almost every family in Europe.

 

 

There are a couple of performances coming up in London at Clapham Chamber Concerts this Friday 10th November and Jermyn Street Theatre on Sunday March 18th, plus others as per the full list below and a few more in the pipeline (including, we hope, some further north). 

 

 

NEVER SUCH INNOCENCE juxtaposes the words of writers like Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon and Vera Brittain and piano music by composers such as Elgar, Ravel, Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg and Ivor Gurney, with a linking narrative about my own great uncle Percy O'Key.

 

Audiences so far have been kind enough to describe it as "moving", "spell-binding" and "immensely absorbing".

 

Click Here for The video trailer

 

For Further Details Click here for the FaceBook Page

 

2017

Thursday 9th November 4.30pm & 7.00pm - Kingswood School, Bath, BA1 5RG

Friday 10th November, 7.30pm - Clapham Chamber Concerts, St Paul’s Church, Rectory Grove, London, SW4 0DX

 

2018

Sunday 18th March, 7.30pm - Jermyn Street Theatre, London, SW1Y 6ST

Sunday 25th May, 2.45pm - English Music Festival, Silk Hall, Radley College, OX14 2HR

June/July (date TBC) - Festival of Chichester

Saturday 20th October 7.30pm - Canterbury Festival, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, CT10 2BN

Sunday 30th September 4pm - Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, RG20 9JT

Saturday 10th November 7.30pm - Old Theatre Royal, Bath

Sunday 11th November 7.30pm - St Mary's, Perivale, UB6 8SS

It would be a great pleasure to see you at any of these performances. 

 

For more info about this production and Christopher Kent Click Here

 

 

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