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The hard life and dangers of war reporting told in new show

Malvern Editorial 8th May, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A NEW show which tells the story of how an innocent and hard-working journalist is held at gun-point during a major war comes to Malvern later this month.

War Correspondents is the second song theatre performance created by Helen Chadwick and Steven Hoggett following the success of Dalston Songs, commissioned by the Royal Opera House.

The show will be performed at Malvern Theatres on Tuesday (May 20) and Wednesday (May 21) at 7.45pm.

Helen and creative associate Miriam Nabarro have interviewed journalists covering many conflicts, including those in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, DRC, Iraq and Liberia.

Commissioned by Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Sage Gateshead and Durham Book Festival, this world première fuses extraordinary stories and life-changing experiences of war correspondents covering Iraq, Chechnya, Afghanistan and Bosnia with music and physicality to create a powerful song cycle.

Composer and co-director Helen Chadwick has been commissioned to create song theatre performances for the Royal Opera House, English Touring Opera, Greenwich and Salisbury festivals, and has composed for the BBC, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre Company.

Director and Choreography Steven Hoggett was the winner of 2009 Olivier award for Best Theatre Choreographer for the National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch. He was the co-founder of Frantic Assembly.

Tickets for the show cost between £13.44 and £15.68 and are available by visiting or call the Box Office on 01684 892277.

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