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If I Should Go Away

Welsh second world war poet Alun Lewis was born 100 years ago. Owen Sheers' play, adapted from Lewis's own work, reveals how casualties of war are emotional as much as physical.

Welsh poet Alun Lewis was born 100 years ago, in July 1915. This play by contemporary Welsh poet Owen Sheers is adapted from the letters and poems of Lewis, one of the most vivid and lyrical voices of the second world war. It charts one man's journey from pacifist to soldier, from husband to lover, and reveals how casualties of war are emotional as much as physical.
The play is introduced by Alun's widow Gweno Lewis

Director Kate McAll
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Jun 2015 14:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Alun Lewis Richard Harrington
Gweno Ellis Mali Harries
Freda Aykroyd Caroline Harker
Dick Mills Richard Elfyn
Colonel Cresswell Iestyn Jones
Registrar Brendan Charleson
Reporter Brendan Charleson
Director Kate McAll
Writer Owen Sheers

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