26 May 2013 7:30 PM
Sylvia Plath's Ariel at the Southbank. Sylvia Plath died 50 years ago leaving a black binder of poems that was to become her final, posthumously published collection, Ariel.
Now 40 leading female poets and performers read one poem each from the restored edition of the final unedited manuscript in an evening introduced by Plath's daughter, Frieda Hughes. Readers include: Emily Berry, Lily Bevan, Samantha Bond, Emily Bruni, Anna Chancellor, Gillian Clarke, Julia Copus, Imtiaz Dharker, Ruth Fainlight, Kate Fahy, Vicki Feaver, Siobhan Redmond, Miranda Richardson, Jo Shapcott, Jean Sprackland, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter, and Susan Wooldridge, amongst others.
'In these poems… Sylvia Plath becomes herself, becomes something imaginary, newly, wildly and subtly created.' (Robert Lowell). Tickets £25/£20/£15/£10. For more information or to book visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson or call 020 7960 4200.
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX