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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.

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Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory’s Love Poetry Performance Rediscovered

Cheltenham Literature Festival Revisited

by Andrew Holgate | The Sunday Times | October 9, 2021

There have been some great Cheltenham Literature Festival moments over the years – Hilary Clinton in 2017, looking back on her presidential defeat the year before; a 92-year-old David Attenborough charming the audience in 2018. But surely one of the most electric hours in the festival’s history came in 2014, with the appearance on stage of the married couple Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory.

Here consists of a recording that was thought to have been lost, an electric performance at the 2014 Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival – one of the most memorable in the festival’s history – by Damian and Helen of love poems from the poetry collection The Love Book edited by Allie Esiri.

Earlier this summer, Damian rediscovered a recording of the event, which he offers here now to listeners as a tribute to his wife. To hear the recording in full, click here.

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Letters Live and The Shows Must Go On Series to Stream Readings – March 3, 2021

Celebrating International Women’s Day

by Alex Wood | Whats On Stage | March 3, 2021

Damian reading at a Letters Live performance in 2018 Source: Twitter @berryfruitful

The Shows Must Go On series will return from Monday to present a variety of streamed performances.

From 8 March, the channel will work with Letters Live to present a series of readings on its YouTube channel for seven days, free of charge. All donations will be going to The WOW Foundation, which runs the global movement that is WOW – Women of the World Festivals. Continue reading Letters Live and The Shows Must Go On Series to Stream Readings – March 3, 2021

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Damian Lewis Returns to Theatre AGAIN: Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes Project UK – Oct 16, 2020

Theater of War Productions Presents Virtual Event: Ajax and Philoctetes

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 16, 2020

UPDATE: To view photos of the event, view our Gallery here.

This is a dramatic reading of scenes of Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes to catalyze guided discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. Featuring performances by Damian Lewis, Lesley Sharp, Nyasha Hatendi, and Jason Isaacs. Translated and directed, and facilitated by Bryan Doerries. You must register for free tickets here or here.

Date And Time:
Friday, November 6, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM BST

This special event is a collaboration with Bravehound, a Scottish charity that supports veterans and their families in the United Kingdom. We are proud to open this event up to the public, fostering healing dialogue with the Bravehound community. Bravehound supports former servicemen, women and their families by providing training and dogs to veterans. Visit Bravehound’s website here.

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Damian Lewis Returns to Theatre: The Oedipus Project UK – Aug 26, 2020

Theater of War Productions Presents Virtual Event: Oedipus The King

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 26, 2020

The Oedipus Project presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerful, guided conversations about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon individuals, families, and communities. Oedipus the King is a timeless story about arrogant leadership, ignored prophecy, and a pestilence that ravages the city of Thebes. At the time the play was first performed in 429 BC, the audience would have been reeling in the wake of a plague. Seen through this lens, Oedipus the King seems as relevant now as it was in its own time.

This special live event will feature performances by Kathryn Hunter, Damian Lewis, Lesley Sharp, Clarke Peters, Jason Isaacs, Nyasha Hatendi, Brian F. O’Byrne, and Nick Holder. Translated, directed and facilitated by Bryan Doerries.

The Zoom link to the free event will be distributed and available to registered attendees starting two days prior to the event. You must register for free tickets here.

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