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oooh... wonderful hint from WordTheatre on one of the stories being read at the 'Heart Strings' event!

 

 


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Some poetic tweets are coming in for this event!

 

Good to see the Royal Court tweeting:

"An intimate night of poetry and song"

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Tweets from St James Theatre and WordTheatre

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Excited fifi?

I've been trying to find out what writers work will be read at the event, but just realised they are listed on WordTheatre's new event poster:

Donald Hall, James Lasden, Jonathan Safran Foer and Miranda July. Initially thought it was short stories, but there has been mention of poems!

The musical accompaniment comes from Violinist Lizzie Ball, check out her website here



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**** ONE DAY TO GO UNTIL THIS EVENT!! ****

 

There are still tickets available to see Damien perform 'Heartstrings:  Bittersweet Love Stories'

with WordTheatre at St James Theatre TOMORROW!

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to book, click here



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HAVE FUN SU, BECCA, LAURA, FIFI, BROOKESEY & TREVOR!!!  And anyone else I missed that's going.  Will wait with waited breath to hear all about what looks to be a magical evening.

I will be throwing myself a pity party involving Suspects on my 52" screen and probably massive quantities of ice-cream.  Can't hit the liquor as it will be noon my time...



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It's DamoDay!

Wishing all you lucky fans who are going to see Damien perform tonight an incredible time molonyeffect

Come and tell us all about it afterwards!

There is still time (and tickets) left to book for the event tonight,

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This should be done by now.  Waiting patiently(!) to hear all about it... 



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For a lovely photo of Damien from last night, click here!

 

Cannot wait to hear more details about his performances, but apparently he read two short stories, with two different accents.

The first was 'The Woman At The Window' by James Lasdun,  a joint reading with Gina Bellman where Damien portrayed an English man in New York,tricked into helping a woman who claims she is locked into her apartment.

The second, 'Angry' by Joyce Carol Oates,  Damien performed in his natural irish accent.

 

With thanks to Su for the copy of the full programme below.

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Damien's first reading with Gina Bellman 'The Woman At The Window' is from the short story collection 'It's Beginning to Hurt' by James Lasdun. 

His second reading, 'Angry' is from Joyce Carol Oates short stories 'Where is Here?' (thanks to WordTheatre for the info!)

Both books have been added to the 'short stories' section in the  Forum's UK and US Amazon store.



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Looking forward to hearing all about this. Wish I could have gone but just couldn't make it this time.

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Me too UJ (both counts).

So Su, fifi, Becca and Su.... how was it? we're itching to hear all about it, don't keep us in suspense!

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Hi all! Sorry its taken me so long to get on but yesterday i was basically a zombie lol!

Here's my blog about tuesday, hope you enjoy :) xx

diaryofabeinghumanfan.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/word-theatre-heart-strings-event-at-the-st-james-theatre-london-30th-september-2014/

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Aw! Su, that was such a lovely read, full of joy...makes me happy! thanks for sharing all about the event, it does sound amazing!

And I want to get my hands on that Grotrian Steinweg! (baby grand piano)

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Thank you Su for sharing this! What a lovely evening you all had! aww I wish I would have make my way there but my work didn't let me, been really busy (two countries and sea is not so hard to across when it's about Damien but my boss is, lol!biggrin

Damien being as lovely as he always seem makes me smile, lets hope those secrets will see daylight soon! smile



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An excellent write-up of the evening su....I do love your blog posts!  It's taken me even longer to get round to this - sorry!

I must admit that I wouldn't really call myself a romantic - and, if I'm honest, I wouldn't have dreamed of going to this if it wasn't for the fact that Damien was performing...

The evening started with Rashan Stone (on piano - I did think of you domino!) and Lizzie Ball singing/playing 'nothing compares' - the Sinead O'Connor song - (which I love (despite not being a romantic!!))  I thought this would set the scene for the evening....so I was quite surprised at how much I laughed during the stories.

Both halves had two longer stories sandwiched between two shorter ones, interspersed or accompanied by music.  'The Woman at the Window' was told first by 'his' point of view, and then from 'her's.....and Damien was really funny as the awkward, slightly posh english gentleman who breaks into a New York womans's apartment, who has apparently locked herself in.  It's interesting that Su thought 'Angry' reminded her of Hal...because for me the character in this story was really Halish(?!) - an impression consolidated by the fact that 'the woman' said he was wearing a tweed jacket!!

I agree entirely with Su about the story 'Roy Spivey' - a brilliant, hilarious story...and Natascha McElhone totally nailed it! The short stories in the first half were also quite funny, but they all had a poingnancy about them too...

So the second half kicked off (...and I wasn't late back from the interval....not at all!  But thank goodness Cedering gave an introduction to the second half as well....)  'Angry' was definately a change in tone from the first half.  It was a story of love at first sight, leading to familiarity, anger and eventually violence - a short story but full of emotion, which Damien delivered with total conviction.  And so it followed that the second half was more serious (though it still had it's moments of humour) and more moving.  'And Here We Aren't, So Quickly',  was really touching and very cleverly written - it perfectly delivered by Ian Hart, despite the fact that it has no real narrative, but is a succession of statements.

It was a fantastic evening and definately the best WordTheatre event I've been to, and the combination of stories and music worked really well.

I can't add anything about what Damien had to say afterward, as I popped outside when we got back upstairs and after briefly chatting to the others he literally left just as I walked back inside!!



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Amazing review of the evening fifi thank you for sharing with us all! It sounds like an incredible event, all these little details give a really good sense of it.

I didn't realise the piano was played... what joy!

What a treat to have the two different accents from Damien and the two different readings, with different tones. His posh english man's voice must have been very Hal-ish!

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Lovely reviews Su and Fifi. Couldn't add to those, only to say that it was a wonderful evening and great to catch up with everyone. I didn't realise the St James Theatre was so close to where I work and Word Theatre loved the venue, so I'm looking forward to seeing more events there.

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