Thrilled to announce that we're once again appearing at Wimbledon BookFest in October.  We're delighted to have been asked back following our highly successful and well attended performance of Journey to the Fifth Province at last year's BookFest.

This year we're marking the 150th anniversary of W B Yeats with Yeats by Lightning, our original and inspiring celebration of the man and his work that crosses boundaries between literature, storytelling, music and theatre.  

Taking its form from Ireland’s classical pairing of bard and harpist, our event brings alive a selection of Yeats’ poetry as it arises from the rich narrative of his life.  Tickets available for our spot, in the lovely William Morris Tent on Wimbledon Common, Sat 10 October, 4.30pm

          YeatsByLightning Dónal Cox WEB

YeatsByLightning Gina Mackey

Actor Dónal Cox trained and worked with the Abbey Theatre, Dublin - Ireland’s national theatre - founded by Yeats in 1904. Here Dónal leads a celebration of the Nobel Laureate’s outstanding gift to Irish, Anglo-Irish and world literature.

We give a warm welcome to award-winning musician Gina Mackey, collaborating with us for the first time, whose Celtic harp accompaniment highlights the ‘word-music’ of Yeats’ remarkable writing.