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Wilton’s Music Hall: Britten In Brooklyn

SEEN is a devotee of Shadwell’s excellent Wilton’s Music Hall; a slice of Victorian entertainment history. So it is with keen anticipation that we look forward to Zoe Lewis’ Britten in Brooklyn.

It’s 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, and the bohemian lifestyle of Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee starts to unravel as the turmoil of World War II becomes all too real. Britten in Brooklyn follows the story of exiled national disgrace Britten as he grapples with the community’s uncertain future and his conflicted political ideals, which is hard when the constant parties, sordid affairs and a mysterious stranger named John Dunne keep getting in the way.

Based on true events and starring the peerless Sadie Frost, this is the world premiere of passionate and thought-provoking play, in the uniquely atmospheric setting of Wilton’s Music Hall for a limited season of 21 performances.

31st Aug – 17th Sept 2016
Wilton’s Music Hall
1 Graces Alley
London
E1 8JB
T: 020 7702 2789
wiltons.org.uk

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Ajax at the Space: Ripples Spreading Outwards

It is astonishing to think that Sophocles’ famous play Ajax has as much relevance today as it did when it was first written and performed 2000 years ago. The terrible effects of war on mental health echo down the centuries in Esmond Productions’ gender-bending version, with women playing all the roles. Post-traumatic stress disorder wreaks …