Wives come alive for Carol Ann Duffy

PUBLISHED: 13:30 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:11 06 May 2010

A STAGE version of the acclaimed poems of Carol Ann Duffy, the new Poet Laureate, comes to the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans next Wednesday, June 24. Presented as part of the St Albans Festival season, The World s Wife is performed by award-winning a

A STAGE version of the acclaimed poems of Carol Ann Duffy, the new Poet Laureate, comes to the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans next Wednesday, June 24.

Presented as part of the St Albans Festival season, The World's Wife is performed by award-winning actor/director Linda Marlowe who has enjoyed widespread acclaim for previous works such as Berkoff's Women.

The World's Wife imagines the perspectives of the wives of famous men through the ages while casting an astute glance over the modern world. The verse cuts through boundaries between fact and fiction to get under the skin of the women "behind" great men from Mrs Faust to Frau Freud, Queen Kong and Mrs Midas.

Carol Ann Duffy is one of Britain's most loved and successful contemporary writers and the work gives audiences the chance to see her poetry brought to life.

It starts at 8pm and tickets are £12 with £10 concessions, available from the arts theatre box office on 01727 844222.

ää St Albans third favourite film of all time, as voted for by local residents, is being shown at the arts theatre next Sunday, June 28. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released in 2001 and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the first in the series based on the JK Rowling books.

It finds the young Harry having spent the first 10 years of his life living under the stairs in the house of his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon who generally dislike him.

But when a giant named Hagrid comes to him with an invitation to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry soon discovers there are two worlds.

The film is being shown at 7pm and tickets are £5/£4.50.


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