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UNICORNS, ALMOST written by Owen Sheers

Written by Owen Sheers, UNICORNS, ALMOST is a new one-man play about the life and work of World War II poet Keith Douglas.

It tells the life story of Douglas from his childhood idolising an absent father, through four engagements to marry, his fighting in the Western desert as a tank commander, his accelerated education as a poet to his early death three days after the D-Day landings in Normandy at the age of just 24.

It is the story of one man’s Faustian pact with a war, which would both gift his unique and penetrating poetic voice, but then also take it away. It is also the story of Douglas’s desperate race to see his poems in the permanence of print before his limited time on earth runs out.

Directed by John Retallack and produced by The Story of Books, UNICORNS, ALMOST opens on 24th May and runs until 7th June at The Swan Hotel in Hay-on-Wye.

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