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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.
An engaging show that keeps faith with Waugh’s seriousness as much as his dreaminess.
Playwright Bryony Lavery delivers the spirit and essence of Waugh’s bittersweet story.
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