It Is Easy To Be Dead transfers from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre where it was nominated for seven Off West End Awards.
When twenty-year-old Charles Sorley is killed in action during the First World War, his devastated parents are left with only his letters and poems to remember him by. Using his extraordinary writings, together with music and songs of the period, It Is Easy To Be Dead is a tender portrait of a brief life filled with promise, cut short by the futility of war.
Seven Off West End Nominations including Best Male Performance, Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role, Best New Play, Best Director, Best Lighting Designer, Best Sound Designer and Best Set Designer.
“The fusion of prose, poetry and song works well in this steadily-paced play that punches above its weight. The sheer quality of the source material combined with a talented cast make for a very absorbing and thought-provoking evening. And there’s not a single expletive to be heard – that is unusual for a new play.”
Review by Chris Omaweng London Theatre 1
It Is Easy To Be Dead
Trafalgar Studio Two
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY