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A Theatre For Dreamers – CANCELLED

An Evening of Words and Music featuring Polly Samson and David Gilmour

Friday 25 June 2021, 7.30pm

RNCM Concert Hall

Polly Samson and David Gilmour b&w

This event, originally scheduled to take place on Monday 30 March 2020, and previously postponed to Wednesday 9 September 2020, has now been cancelled. We will be contacting customers regarding this cancellation.

It is with great regret that due to the ongoing pandemic, the dates for A Theatre For Dreamers – An evening of words and music with Polly Samson and David Gilmour, due to take place in June, have been cancelled.

We ask that ticket holders do NOT contact the box offices and wait to be contacted by their respective venue’s box office team.

Manchester RNCM Friday June 25th
Birmingham Town Hall Saturday June 26th
London Westminster Central Hall Monday June 28th

For details on refunds, (Including Terms And Conditions) see pollysamson.com and davidgilmour.com


Join Polly Samson and friends to launch her new novel A Theatre for Dreamers at an evening of words and music.

This special event will feature Polly Samson in conversation with journalist Rosie Boycott, readings, film and live music, including a new song Yes, I Have Ghosts written by David Gilmour and Polly Samson.

The audience will be transported to the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, and a world dancing on the edge of revolution, where a circle of poets, painters, writers and musicians live tangled lives. It’s a story of utopian dreams and innocence lost, of the troubled King and Queen of Bohemia, Charmian Clift and George Johnson, of a young poet named Leonard Cohen, and his Marianne; and of Erica Hart, an 18-year-old in search of answers.

Ticket price includes a signed first edition of A Theatre For Dreamers and an exclusive portrait of Polly Samson and David Gilmour taken on Hydra and signed by them both.
*The book and portrait will be available for collection from the venue, on the night of the event only

Suitable for age 16 and over (advisory)

Photo credit: Polly Samson by Harry Borden/David Gilmour by Polly Samson

Presented by 5×15

Friday 25 June 2021, 7.30pm - Tickets £39 (includes book)


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