The Banqueting House, Whitehall, 2010.
Val devised and directed celebration performances for writer, John Milton's 400th anniversary.
This combined arts programme included spoken word, song, dance and William Blake's visual images for Paradise Lost.
The programme included a dramatic dialogue between Cromwell, King Charles I, King Charles II, and Milton's internal and external voices, written by Val especially for The Banqueting House.
Top: Lucy Casson as Eve.
Above: Dave Fishley as Satan.
Above: Margo Cargill speaking Milton's sonnets on blindness.
The British Library and The Nehru Centre 2011
Our celebration performances of Rabindranath Tagore's The Post Office for his 150th birth anniversary.
Written in 1912, The Post Office, is a play rich in symbolism and allegory. In 1917, upon seeing the play for the first time in Calcutta, Gandhi was spellbound. Tagore went on to win the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature.
The Post Office mixes simplicity with sophistication, its universal appeal has made it a world classic.
The Live Literature Company production of The Post Office was performed by:
Edward Halsted, Nicola Tagoe, Amerjit Deu, Lawrence Anthony, Harmage Singh Kalirai, and children Jyoti Goel and Noah Brooks.
Directed by Valerie Doulton.
For the film edit of Tagore's 'The Post Office' performed at The British Library click here.