David Gilmour cover version in West End staging of Wilfred Owen musical
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 15 June 2013

Bullets & Daffodils at Tristan Bates Theatre in London, 2013There's No Way Out Of Here, from David Gilmour's first and eponymous solo album, will once again feature among the score of the Wilfred Owen musical Bullets And Daffodils, which opens next month at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London. Some of you will recall that the musical toured the North of England last year, to much acclaim.

The production, which uses the track as its centrepiece, accompanied by a contemporary physical theatre, was given use of the song gratis by Mr Gilmour and EMI Records. The sequence was the highpoint of last year's premiere of the show, which sets the poems of Wilfred Owen to music.

The track, of course, was was written by Ken Baker of Unicorn, and featured on their Too Many Crooks album, produced by Gilmour who liked the song so much he covered it on his first solo album. It is this cover version that is used in the performance. To get hold of Unicorn's albums on CD or download to hear what impressed Gilmour so much that he ended up producing (and even appeared on Blue Pine Trees playing the pedal steel), pop over to ItsAboutMusic.com.

This year, the drama will run for the first week of July, from Monday 1st - Saturday 6th, at 7:30pm each evening, and will feature other contributions from TV writer David Quantick and rock critic Paolo Hewitt.

The show's producer, Merseyside songwriter Dean Johnson, says, “Once again, David Gilmour has allowed us to use this incredible recording and wavered the licence and performance fees, which is such a wonderful gesture. We are trying to bring war poetry to a wider audience and an iconic song like this helps us attract an audience that perhaps would not be drawn to such a subject.”

Tickets are on sale now priced from £10, from the box office at TristanBatesTheatre.co.uk or by phone on 020 7240 6283.