Unicorns, almost conjures Douglas back into confrontational existence before an audience. Echoing the frequent direct address of his poems, Douglas’s pressure to speak to us is twofold: a desire to remind us of the horrors of war and what it steals from us, and a frustration that despite having seen his poems into print they have remained, for the last 70 years, largely unread.
Unicorns, almost opens in Hay on 25 May and will run until 7 June at The Swan Hotel, Church Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DQ at 5pm and 8pm.
More information and tickets: www.unicornsalmost.com
Owen’s one man play Unicorns, almost was based on the life and poetry of the WWII poet Keith Douglas and was developed by Old Vic, New Voices in 2006 with Joseph Fiennes in the lead role.