In 2003 Val devised and directed The Poetry of War, a programme which included the writing of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Primo Levi. This production was performed at The Cheltenham Festival of Literature a few months after the beginning of the war in Iraq.
Cast: Dame Judi Dench, Harriet Walter, Dave Fishley, and Gregory Cox, accompanied by pianist Alec Foreshaw.
Sunday April 6th 2003.
Courtesy of the editor of the Gloucestershire Echo.