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A Poet for Every Day of the Year at the National Theatre

A Poetry Reading Dedicated to Helen

by Staff | National Theatre | January 16, 2022

Damian, Allie and Helen at A Poem for Every Day of the Year at the National Theatre in November 2018. Allie organized the event and Helen was one of the readers.

Following the success of previous poetry reading evenings at the National Theatre, Allie Esiri is back on January 25, 2022 for a fifth year with a show based on her latest anthology; A Poet for Every Day of the Year. We will journey through a calendar year, highlighting key moments and dates with poetry from some of the world’s greatest verse writers, read by some of our leading actors. This event is dedicated to Helen McCrory, who took part in some of these poetry evenings in previous years. Allie Esiri and Damian Lewis will be joined onstage by friends including Simon Russell Beale, Fay Ripley and Lesley Sharp.

On January 20, 2022 Damian Lewis re-tweeted the announcement:

When you buy your copy of A Poet for Every Day of the Year from the National Theatre Bookshop, you support the work of the NT.

Allie’s new anthology is dedicated to Helen who has loved and supported poetry.

Chris Riddell (political cartoonist for The Observer, award-winning author and illustrator, and Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2015-2017) will be live drawing this event.

Allie Esiri is the curator of live poetry events at literature festivals such as Hay and Cheltenham, and the award-winning anthologist of works including A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year.

Damian and Helen at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in October 2014. The couple read love poems to each other at an event organized by Allie Esiri

All artists appear subject to availability.

Tickets £10 (£5 concessions)

You can book here.