14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017



Sunday 29 October 2017 at 7:30 PM


St Mary’s Hall Studio Theatre



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Actor Martin Wimbush’s one-man celebration of two of our greatest poets, Philip Larkin and John Betjeman, with essays by Alan Bennett, is a masterful and moving performance.

Part play, part soliloquy, the inspiration came from Alan Bennett’s book, Six Poets from Hardy to Larkin: ‘The more I read the poems that Bennett was describing,’ says Martin, ‘the more I felt I wanted to perform them.’

Known for parts in The Iron Lady and Upstairs, Downstairs, Martin describes performing in a one-man show as walking a tightrope: ‘Hearing an audience listening to every word is one of the great joys of being an actor.’


Approx. duration: 1 hour 40 mins

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the layout of this building, no late admittance is permitted once the show has started.


All ticket prices include a Marlowe per-ticket booking fee of £1.25

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St Mary’s Hall Studio Theatre

St Mary’s Hall Studio Theatre The Borough Canterbury CT1 2EZ

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