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Simon Schama: The Wordy Tour Tickets

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Simon Schama is armed with words and ready to take the West End stage by storm in this special one-off event.
Can words still pack a punch in the reign of Twitter? Have the carriers of thought, the deliverers of argument, the elements of poetry, the sounds that make us human – lost their force in the age of short attention span? Simon Schama has lived in the house of words for half a century – as historian, art critic, broadcaster and journalist. He has spun the web of words in big books and tight essays; he’s done stand up in Chicago and live cook shows on TV. Now he has a new collection of writing on everything from Falstaff to Leonard Cohen, pomegranates to populism. You can hear his words on stage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on June 2nd. Presented by Fane Productions as part of the ‘Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket’ season.
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Rated 4 out of 5 (1 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Jun 3, 2019

    As interesting as Simon Shama’s historical insights and anecdotes are, the real star of this show is his own personal history. Quintessentially English and a little eccentric in the best sense, his views on life are deeply informed by both his own families history and the times in which he and his generation have lived. That revolutionary post war generation who experienced the birth of Rock n Roll, civil rights and the anti war movement and went on to fundamentally change the world into which they were born. He sighs at the reactionary backlash that Trump and Farage represent but confidently declares that words will win out against the tribal screams of those reactionaries. His personal, historical and Jewish perspective on history is both engaging and illuminating. Highly recommended!