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Running time
2hr (inc. interval)
Performance dates
2 June 2019

Simon Schama: The Wordy Tour Customer Reviews

4 / 5 (1 customer reviews)


3 June 19

As interesting as Simon Shama’s historical insights and anecdotes are, the real star of this show is his own personal history. Quintessentially English and a little eccentric in the best sense, his views on life are deeply informed by both his own families history and the times in which he and his generation have lived. That revolutionary post war generation who experienced the birth of Rock n Roll, civil rights and the anti war movement and went on to fundamentally change the world into which they were born. He sighs at the reactionary backlash that Trump and Farage represent but confidently declares that words will win out against the tribal screams of those reactionaries. His personal, historical and Jewish perspective on history is both engaging and illuminating. Highly recommended!