Tuesday 6 May 1997 to Saturday 10 May 1997 (5 performances)
at LJ's Theatre Bar, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom
Can I see anothers woe,
And not be in sorrow too.
Can I see anothers grief,
And not seek for kind relief.
Can I see a falling tear,
And not feel my sorrows share,
Can a father see his child,
Weep, nor be with sorrow fill'd.
Can a mother sit and hear,
An infant groan an infant fear -
No no never can it be.
Never never can it be.
And can he who smiles on all
Hear the wren with sorrows small,
Hear the small birds grief & care
Hear the woes that infants bear -
And not sit beside the nest
Pouring pity in their breast,
And not sit the cradle near
Weeping tear on infants tear.
It is my belief that the world we live in is poorer for the loss of the 108 million people killed as a result of war in this century.
But how much poorer? I don't know any of these victims, my family have been fortunate. But as James Stewert discovers in It's a Wonderful Life, each individual reaches out throughout their life to others, who in turn touch others.
So tonight I concentrate on the individuals who make up that astronomical figure.
Christopher Ivey - May 1997
by Joshua Sobol