A FAMOUS war poet’s time in Yorkshire will be highlighted in a play next month.

Former Brookside star Dean Sullivan is directing and narrating the show about Wilfred Owen.

Dean, who played Jimmy Corkhill in Brookside, is taking Bullets And Daffodils to the Square Chapel in Halifax on November 1.

The play, which features recorded narrations by actor Christopher Timothy, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Wilfred wrote his final poems, including Spring Offensive, whilst recuperating in Yorkshire following his treatment for shellshock.

Bullets And Daffodils is a musical tribute to Owen written by songwriter Dean Johnson, and sets Wilfred’s poems to contemporary music as songs.

The show attempts to bring Owen's powerful anti-war message to a wider audience, whilst exploring the complexities of the poet himself.

The show explores Owen’s sexuality, his Christian beliefs and his relationship with his overbearing mother Susan.

Dean said he believed that Wilfred Owen’s story was one he was born to tell.

He said: “Owen's words are still so powerful because they spoke the truth.

“It is important that we tell the truth about him in the production: not just his genius as a poet but what made him feel the way he did. His sexuality and Christian beliefs were all part of his psyche.

"Many myths have built up around Owen and these sometimes cloud the image of this complex young man.”

The Square Chapel also hosts England, Arise!, the story of the young men and women of Huddersfield who refused to fight in the First World War.

Visit squarechapel.co.uk or call 01422 349422 to book tickets for both productions.