Not About Heroes
Trafalgar Studio Two
It's 1917. After protesting against the continuance of the war, poet and military cross winner Siegfried Sassoon is sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital to silence him. Here he meets shell shocked Lt Wilfred Owen.
They begin a friendship that transforms them both and creates some of the twentieth century's greatest war poetry, including Anthem For Doomed Youth. Both return to the front, Sassoon is shot in the head but survives, Owen is machine gunned to death a week before the Armistice.