If you have never seen "Bullets and Daffodils" please try to catch up with a performance - it brings Wilfred Owen's poetry to life in an extremely moving way. We have been following the show for just over two years, have seen it several times and hope to attend future performances.
Tonight's performance was awesome and featured Billy Bunter from BBC Radio Merseyside, Dean Sullivan from Brookside, Brian Hallet and the beautiful voice of Lindsay Field, originally from East Sussex. Dean Johnson sang many of the songs that he has written specially for the show. There was a musical ensemble assisting Dean - Sarah Williams on Flute, Clarinet, Soprano and Alto Sax, Andrew Hutchinson on Bass and Greg Williams on keyboard. Greg Williams was the Musical Director and Mark Reed, son of actor Oliver, Associate Producer, whose voice was heard at the end of the first act with a superb recording of Wilfred's poem Dulce et Decorum est.
The very talented dancer and choreographer Charlotte Roberts performed some of her fantastic 'body poetry', including a rather jazzy routine to 'Bordeaux" - the song Dean has written about the time Wilfred spent in France.
With stage management by Janet Holmes, the evening was a very special one indeed. A huge thank you to all the cast, musicians, 'back room guys' and to Charlotte, Dean and Janet. Unmissable!
The Wilfred Owen Story, 34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 6AE