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Fearful Symmetry: Blake’s Jerusalem

A new solo-drama performance from Theatre 17, which will premiere at the Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature on Saturday 17th February 2018.

And did those feet in ancient time

  William Blake, the greatest of the English rebel poets who still cannot be ‘put in a box’ and in this performance defies that still as he proclaims his belief in the moral principal of the Imagination and defends the artist’s liberty. For Blake imagination was a divine gift, the imagination having no limitations and through that a man’s soul could be reached, the truth of God understood and how a New Jerusalem could be built.

To see a world in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower

 This is a continuous, active narrative that includes some of Blake’s poems and autobiographical words woven into the drama’s text. Both actor and writer/director will offer a Q & A after the performance where time allows.

5.30pm Saturday 17th February 2018


Theatre 17

Robin Hillman: Actor/Musician & Co-Producer 

Robin Hillman will be playing William Blake in Theatre 17's 'Fearful Symmetry: Blake's Jerusalem'. He is currently playing John Clare in I AM JOHN CLARE has spent several decades performing as an actor, fiddle-player and singer. Recent theatre has includes Albert in A Swan in the Attic and Stephen in Lydia- by Any other Name for Speare Independent Theatre, Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls for Shire Repertory Company and Everyman in Everyman/Faure’s Requiem. He has also played an Elizabethan Ghost, a part especially written for him. Directorial credits include Wyrd Sisters and The Darling Buds of May’ for Under the Tower Drama, for which the company received a regional NODA Award. As a musician he plays fiddle and sings in a Cajun band, Folk group and Classical. 


Stephen Loveless: Writer/Director & Co-Producer 

Stephen Loveless is a prize -winning writer including the first winner of the Daphne Du Maurier literary Prize and the Radio Netherlands Worldwide Service Audiobook 2008 prize.  His first film script Washing Strangers (Dir. Barry Hale) won a First Cut Award and appeared on Central TV. He wrote the prize-winning shorts Labyrinth Derbicus (Dir. Owen Tooth) and Raven (dir. Kemal Yildirim) and also the feature film Rose (dir, Kemal Yildirim), won the Amsterdam Film Festival ‘Van Gogh Award’. His novella Hibakusha was published in 2011 and Short Story collection In the Kingdom of the Morning 2013. His one-woman stage drama 2011 to 2014 (writer/ director) Asena performed by Genevieve Cleghorn on Sex Trafficking in the UK was twice nominated for the HTF Media Award, and allowed to carry both the Salvation Army Logo and that of ‘Stop The Traffick’.


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