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"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori",
‘It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country’
The famous quote was facetiously penned by poet Wilfred Owen MC, about to die just one week short of the Armistice in November 1918.
When Wilfred Owen was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital for Nervous Disorders in June, 1917, his Commanding Officer considered shell-shock to be mere cowardice.
At the hospital he met Siegfried Sassoon, an established poet, and gradually a relationship developed between the two which became not only a strong bond of affection but an inspiration for Owen to write his immortal poems.
This moving play follows their journey with a dramatic mixture of action, poetry and prose.
We are producing this play as a Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Commencement of the ‘Great War’ in August 1914.