Thursday, 15 October 2015

Hurricane Boy

Polka Theatre
11 October 

There was a boy,
and within him, a storm
that made him scared
to sleep. He ran to the sound
of raindrops on the roof
and rivulets of water
on the walls.

He lived alone until
one day a girl, a butterfly,
a glimmering of hope ran
through the door, like a moment
of quiet on a busy day,
insects in the meadow,
sunlight shining on a forest floor.

Hurricane Boy is on tour until 1 November 2015

Farinelli and the King

Duke of York's Theatre
3 October

If you asked me I'd go
without a glance,
give up this life of cloves
and oranges laced in a crowd
at dusk, the scent of roses
crushed, perfume
to the world's applause.
I'd stay forever
in this hide of trees,
a songbird singing
to the stars alone.
With the world as my witness,
my voice, your loveliness.

Farinelli and the King runs at the Duke of York's Theatre until 5 December