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Brideshead Revisited

Bryony Lavery
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My theme is memory, that winged host? that soared about me one grey morning of wartime.

Billeted to Brideshead during the Second World War, Captain Charles Ryder is overwhelmed by memories of his Oxford days and holidays spent in the fine stately home under the privileged spell of the dazzling Marchmains. As past and present blur, Charles recalls his enchantment with the beguiling Sebastian, his beautiful sister Julia and the doomed Catholic family, and considers how they would change his life for ever.

Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, reimagined for the stage by Bryony Lavery, was co-produced by English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal. The show premiered at York Theatre Royal in April 2016 and then toured the UK.

Critic Reviews

An engaging show that keeps faith with Waugh’s seriousness as much as his dreaminess.

Daily Mail
Critic Reviews

Playwright Bryony Lavery delivers the spirit and essence of Waugh’s bittersweet story.

Sunday Times

Bryony Lavery’s plays include Her Aching Heart (Pink Paper Play of the Year 1992) and A Wedding Story (2000). Her play Frozen, commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, won the TMA Best Play Award, the Eileen Anderson Central Television Award, and was then produced on Broadway where it was nominated for 4 Tony awards. She also wrote Last Easter, produced in…

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