Exit the King – my new one man play

All three performances were SOLD OUT!

Theatre Reviva! presents

Graham Pountney

in
Exit the King  

by Felicity Fair Thompson

at the Ventnor Fringe Festival 2017

Pier Street Playhouse PO38 1SJ
(Ventnor Baptist Church near the Winter Gardens)

6pm Wednesday 9th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August

Booking Now Box office tel: 01983 716767
http://vfringe.ventnorexchange.co.uk/whatson/exit-the-king/all/
hello@vfringe.co.uk

Tickets: £9.00, £5.50 Concessions, Fringe Friends 2 for 1
Ventnor Exchange – Church Street – Ventnor – IOW – PO38 1SW

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Where the Poppies Are

Seeing these poppies
she thinks of a quiet corner of a field,
wild poppies and fragments of dark slate,
white bones of a song bird, or
maybe more.
Them all. Him.
A spent shell risen. A rusted gun plate.
Huge rolled tangles of barbed wire
marking trenches on that drawn out line
and lives lived beside already buried men.
Dripping oil, and smell of fire and fear,
called up young men, and volunteer.
Horses. Screaming. Squelching mud,
and gunfire round.
Boots biting deep into that ground,
leaving pale thin scar,
and more over there.
A sign it might be where
he fell.
These poppies glisten in the London sun.
He was his country’s man and King’s.
Like a cross she bears his name.
Coming here, the Tower,
listening to young voices
generations on, so strong and clear,
for her this flower field blooms in bright blood red
and though he’s long dead, she cares.
She holds the line.
She’s glad she came. She knows
he’s here.