PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy’s The Hollow of the Hand receives its world premiere.

With design and direction by Ian Rickson, The Hollow of the Hand is an evening of poetry readings and new songs performed by PJ Harvey, and images and a short film presented by Seamus Murphy.

Between 2011 and 2014 they set out on a series of journeys to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington DC. PJ Harvey collected words, Murphy collected pictures and together they created their debut collaborative book of the same title, published by Bloomsbury this October.

Joining Harvey on stage are musicians John Parish and James Johnston.

PJ Harvey has released eight critically acclaimed albums, been nominated for six Grammy Awards, and is the only artist to have been awarded the UK’s Mercury Prize twice. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE for services to music.

Seamus Murphy has documented life and change around the world in images. He has won seven World Press Photo awards for work in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Gaza, Lebanon, Peru, Ireland and England; made films for Channel 4 News and The New Yorker; and created 12 short films for PJ Harvey’s album Let England Shake.

This event contains images unsuitable for minors.

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 October