Finborough Theatre hit It Is Easy To Be Dead receives a West End transfer

Neil McPherson’s new play is inspired by the poetry, letters and brief life of Charles Hamilton Sorley, a young man killed in action during the First World War, leaving behind only his letters and poems. Using his extraordinary writings, together with music and songs of the period, It Is Easy To Be Dead is a tender portrait of a brief life filled with promise, cut short by the futility of war.

The critically acclaimed play received five stars from the Guardian when it ran at the Finborough Theatre in June this year.

The cast includes Alexander Knox as Sorley, Jenny Lee, Tom Marshall and tenor Hugh Benson and pianist Elizabeth Rossiter.

It Is Easy To Be Dead runs at Trafalgar Studios from 11 November to 3 December.

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