A celebration of the friendship between the First World War poet and composer Ivor Gurney, and Marion Scott, musician, writer and pioneering woman critic.
Gurney sent Scott his music and poetry from the trenches. The horror of the Great War, contrasted with his love for his native Gloucester, coloured his writings. After he was gassed at
Passchendaele, Gurney’s friendship with Scott, despite their different backgrounds, withstood war, illness and despair, as well as triumph, madness and joy.
Written and performed by Jan Carey and directed by Michael McCaffery, the story is brought to life through the rich material of Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott’s memories, poems and letters, interweaved with some of Gurney’s most loved songs from the recordings of Ian Partridge, tenor and Jennifer Partridge, piano.