Fri 10 Jun - Thu 16 Jun 2022
£7.50 | £6.50 CONS | £6.00 U16 | £24.00 FAMILY
BENEDICTION explores the life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon.
His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front and he became one of the leading war poets of the era, and vocal critic of the war. Sassoon embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality.
At the same time, broken by the war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion. His story is one of a troubled man in a fractured world searching for peace and self-acceptance.