The First Fab Four: an evening with The Romantics

Date: 8 Nov 2008 - 19:30
End Date: 8 Nov 2008 - 21:45
Event details: Were Keats, Byron, Leigh Hunt and Shelley - the Beatles of their era? In 'The First Fab Four' songwriter John Webster performs key lyrics by the poets in a cycle of folk-rock songs - and lets modern audiences see the force of the comparison.

The songs, performed with a soundtrack recorded by Brindaband, are backed up with commentaries and narratives which uncover a range of parallels between the two groups. Evocative imagery brings the Romantics' world closer, and as the story builds to take in the Romantics' early deaths and subsequent influence, John explores what their legacy could tell us about the Beatles' eventual contribution to history.

An entertaining and thought-provoking show that brings two great creative eras together, and shows in the end that the spirit of poetry - ‘the bedrock of human nature', as Wordsworth put it - is still a force in the contemporary world.

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