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Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Tickets on sale Mon 23 Mar: 10am.
Friends can book from Mon 16 Mar: 10am

By Tommy Smith & Edwin Morgan
Featuring Niall Grieg Fulton

SNJO Artistic Director Tommy Smith has collaborated with much-loved, and first Scots ‘makar’, or national poet of Scotland, Edwin Morgan on 55 poems, encapsulating themes as broad as Beasts of Scotland, Monte Cristo, Sons & Daughters of Alba, Song for Glasgow, Planet Wave, and The Millennium Suite.

To celebrate and mark Morgan’s centenary year the SNJO take a trip through time as they perform the colossal Planet Wave, an extraordinary collaboration between Morgan and composer Tommy Smith, and that will feature actor Niall Fulton in spoken word theatre.

First premiered in 1997 at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the work matched Morgan’s revelatory poetry to Smith’s powerful music in an epic depiction marking a stage in the history of the Earth. This journey takes the listener through waves of history from 20 billion years B.C. to 1543 A.D and the Age of Copernicus, re-imagining major events and pivotal moments along the way, as we are enabled to see the end of the dinosaurs the great flood, the construction of the great pyramid and the age of Copernicus 1543 A.D.

Catch this momentous wave with the SNJO and witness a rare, historic and seismic event in words and music.

£25, £23, £20.50; concessions* £23, £21, £18.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); SNJO Youth Card Holders £5; School children go FREE with a paying adult.

*concession prices applies to: disabled, unemployed and students.

Other Info
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Planet Wave Book now
Fri 29 May: 7:30pm
Main House