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Rupert Brooke – a one man show about the legendary First World War poet

Written by on 3rd June 2014

Rupert Brooke – a one man show about the legendary First World War poet

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Rupert Brooke is best known as one of the famous War Poets of the First World War. he was one of the fisrt poets to die, and his famous Five War Sonnets reflect the romantic, patriotic mood that was shared by most of the country. This sentiment made him the voice of the nation at his untimely death.

During his lifetime, Brooke was admired for his brains and beauty. These assets combined with his talent, passion and energy meant that most who met him fell under his spell.

Rupert Brooke, by Mark Payton, Useful Donkey Theatre Company’s co-production with York Theatre Royal, starring Jonathan Race as Brooke, explores the life of the real man behind the poetic myth.

You can see this one-man show, that lasts approximately 80 minutes at the Lincoln Drill Hall on Wednesday 4th June at 8.00pm. Tickets rae £12, £10 concessions and £8 for students. Bookings via the Box Office on 01522 873894, and more information about Useful Donkey Theatre Company at

Jonathan Race has been introducing Siren FM’s Ed Wellman to the character that is Rupert Brooke and telling us a litte about what to expect at the performance on Wednesday evening. Click the button above to listen.