Battersea: ars centrica
for a week, or more, I’m afraid
it can’t be helped.
There was a fire, you see. Lorraine & Alan, they
escaped it, they were lucky,
the glass is more than half an hour full
and that almost twenty years ago Oedipus, blinded
by the darkness, could never have
foretold this ‘fiction’ to be true.
This nation’s theatre
will rise again, the ashes
will be brushed aside, critics
will be welcomed with a scratch
as the Gecko sleeps,
then dances back to life.
Written in support of Battersea Arts Centre, which suffered a devastating fire on March 13th resulting in the loss of the Grand Hall. The final week of Gecko Theatre company‘s production of ‘Missing’ had to be cancelled as they had been performing in the Grand Hall. Gecko are hoping to rebuild their show so that they can take it on tour. Watch out for their fundraising campaign if you feel able to help.
You can help support the rebuilding of the Battersea Arts Centre by donating on this link.