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The Poem Reincarnating Theatre : Incisions and Excavations at the Old operating Theatre
On from 17 Jul 2010 till 19 Jul 2009
All Around Town
by Five Poets

About: The Poem Reincarnating Theatre : Incisions and Excavations at the Old operating Theatre

The Poem Reincarnating Theatre: Incisions and Excavations at the Old Operating Theatre

An Occurrent Glow production in association with South Bank Poetry, part of The London Bridge Festival 2009

Incisions and Excavations has brought five poets, three directors, twelve performers, a visual artist and a composer for the creation of an immersive and magical hour of site-specific theatre within one of Londonís most atmospheric museums.

Their patient: poetry. We invite you to hold a stethoscope up to seven poems, exploring their beats and resonances as they emerge with new, theatrical forms born out of their connection with the Old Operating Theatre in London Bridge.

Grafted into the roof of St. Thomasís church, this 19th Century womenís surgery played host to amputations and childbirth in its day, and provided medical students with a raked auditorium from which they could scrutinise the operating table at its heart. The hospital apothecary practised his scientific art in the herb garret next-door, and it is through these two spaces that we hope to lead you on an evocation of life and love, death and delusion.

Occurrent Glow is a new company, set up to encounter the possibilities of poetry in play.

Performances: Friday 17th July (7pm), Saturday 18th July (5pm), Sunday 19th July (2pm, 5pm)

Tickets are available through

Ticket price: £5.60. Includes a copy of South Bank Poetry magazine, with 40 poems.

The Old Operating Theatre
9a St Thomas' Street

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