A Theatre For Dreamers - An Evening Of Words And Music


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

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, to be collected on the night at the event.


Polly Samson

Novelist, songwriter and journalist.

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour appearing at this event

David Gilmour is best known for his work with 70s psychedelic and prog rock pioneers Pink Floyd. He has gone on to release a number of critically acclaimed solo albums and is recognised as one of the leading guitarists of his generation.

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Central Hall Westminster

  • Storeys Gate
  • Westminster
  • London
  • SW1H 9NH

020 7222 8010

Central Hall Westminster image © Douglas Fry 2010