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SID: The Ballad of a Soldier

April 27, 2023

The Life and Letters of Private Sidney Robert Verrier (1923-1997) in Music, Memories and Spoken Word, by Mick Verrier

Sid is Mick Verrier’s ground-breaking live audio-visual ballad-cycle, inspired by over one hundred and fifty letters written by his Uncle, a veteran of D-Day (1944), the Ardennes campaign (1945), the Rhine Crossing (1945) and Palestine (1945-6).

Building upon the Radio Ballad model created by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger, Mick weaves a rich tapestry of original ballads and spoken word alongside the memories of those who shared Sid’s experiences, set against a backdrop of vivid imagery, including Sid’s letters, telling the story of Sid’s five years in the army and the heart-rending aftermath: fifty years in mental institutions.

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Date:
Thu, April 27, 2023
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/625687295660768/

Venue

Lakeside Theatre
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ GB
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Lakeside Theatre
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