Dead Poets Live – Let Us Go Then

Let Us Go Then is a staged setting of T. S. Eliot’s poetry for two readers. It takes as its cue the continuities between some of Eliot’s major works: 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', 'Portrait of a Lady' and The Waste Land. Taken together, these poems tell the surprisingly coherent and dramatic story of a relationship – fractured and disconnected – between two people in spiritual crisis.

Dead Poets Live is about putting poetry on the stage, drawing together the most exciting performers and the most inspiring venues to bring our greatest poets to new audiences. We create theater out of poems and poets. To date we have presented individual poets, poets in pairs and groups and themes, presented friends, rivals, lovers, alliances and dalliances – in whatever limit makes the poetry dramatic. Dead Poets Live has brought to the stage Byron and Shelley, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Edward Thomas and Robert Frost, Plath, Dickinson, Yeats, Lear, Pushkin, Stevie Smith, with performances from the likes of Glenda Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Denise Gough, Toby Jones, Charlotte Rampling, Rory Kinnear and Miranda Richardson.