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Alice Oswald at the Southbank Centre

October 9, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

The world premiere of a specially commissioned new poem, read by the poet herself.

In Greek mythology, the Dawn fell in love with Tithonus and asked Zeus to make him immortal, but she forgot to ask that he should not grow old.

Unable to die, he grew older and older, until at last Dawn locked him in a room where, several thousand years later, he still sits babbling to himself.

This is an account of his babbling, written in real time, through a series of dawns from spring to midsummer 2014. It is a poem about survival.

The performance begins in darkness and lasts 46 minutes (the length of dawn in midsummer).

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October 9, 2014 6:30 pm
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