Events - Festival 2020

The Music of Edward Lear

Sunday 10 March, 20:00 - 21:30
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium

An evening of song by the king of nonsense, Edward Lear presented by Sara Lodge with award-winning musicians David Owen Norris and Mark Wilde

Edward Lear revelled in nonsense and is now mostly remembered for his playful verses, such as ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. As well as a poet, he was a composer, a visual artist, a naturalist and also a travel writer. In her new book, Inventing Lear, Sara Lodge draws on Lear’s diaries, letters and new sources to explain his engagement in the intellectual, social, and cultural life of his times. For StAnza 2019’s final evening, she is joined by musicians Mark Wilde and David Owen Norris to present a glorious celebration of Lear in word and music.

Supported by the School of English at the University of St Andrews

Sara Lodge: Michael Wharley
David Owen Norris: Simon Weir


Auditorium – Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...