The Last Post
Post-show chat following evening performance
Towards the close of World War II, army signaller Dennis Marshall wrote a series of moving letters to his fiancée, tracing his journey and his experiences. Dennis's grandson, trumpeter Tom Poulson, will explore these letters in an immersive musical performance by electroacoustic composer Alistair MacDonald that reflects the technology and sounds of the era. Inspired by the Last Post bugle call, the work is a very personal exploration of war and memory in an intimate setting, where audiences can experience the letters together in the round through a combination of music and spoken word. For his performance at The Spring, Tom will be the same age (30) as his grandfather was when he wrote the letters, making this show even more poignant.
Running time 60 minutes