THE live recording of a musical about the life of tragic First World War poet Wilfred Owen will be streamed online during Remembrance week.

Written by Oxton-based musician Dean Johnson, Bullets and Daffodils chronicles the life of one-time Wirral resident Wilfred, who was killed in action at the end of the First World War.

A performance of the show, recorded at the Floral Pavilion in 2014 - featuring radio presenter Billy Butler and actor Dean Sullivan - will be streamed during Remembrance week in tribute to the First World War Poet.

Born in Oswestry in 1893, Wilfred was brought up in Birkenhead and is recognised as one of the greatest voices of the First World War.

He also has a road named after him, on the former site of Birkenhead Institute, which is now a housing estate.

In 1915, he enlisted in the British Army and was killed, aged 25, on November 4, 1918, during the battle to cross the Sambre-Oise canal at Ors in Northern France.

At the time of his death he was virtually unknown. Only four of his poems were published during his lifetime.

But he had always been determined to be a poet and had experimented with verse from an early age.

Among his 62 poems are 1914, Dulce et decorum est and Anthem For Doomed Youth.

Dean Sullivan, who played Jimmy Corkhill in Channel Four soap Brookside, directed the stage version of Bullets and Daffodils.

He also features as Owen's hero and mentor Siegfried Sassoon.

Billy Butler, who has one of the most recognisable voices in Merseyside, reads the part of 'everyday' soldier, Tommy.

The show, exploring Owen’s Wirral links, also features the voice of EastEnders actor Christopher Timothy.

This special enhanced version will be streamed on the Bullets and Daffodils Facebook page the whole of Remembrance Week.

There will be an option to donate to the Poppy Appeal.

The show’s producer Dean Johnson said: "The Floral Pavilion show was very poignant. New Brighton was a favourite haunt of Wilfred and his family.

"He learnt to swim and horse ride there, so performing so close to where he actually played was very moving."

Bullets and Daffodils premiered in 2011 at Birkenhead Central Library.

It went on to enjoy runs in London’s West End, and was also the subject of a BBC documentary film.