The flyer reads, This is HUGO VICKERS’S first play. It was staged at Cumberland Lodge in the 2007 Windsor Festival, to considerable acclaim. Hugo Vickers is well known as the biographer of Cecil Beaton and other 20th Century figures.
He knew Stephen Tennant in the last six years of his life, and frequently visited him at Wilsford Manor.
The play is set in STEPHEN TENNANT’S bedroom at Wilsford Manor, in Wiltshire. The year is 1970 and Stephen is in his mid-sixties. Once a family home, filled with chatter and laughter, Wilsford is now the retreat of its lonely owner, who muses over the people he has known and his literary endeavours and enjoyments.
CHARLES DUFF is an international actor, director, author and lecturer. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and was a full-time actor for a decade, playing in every medium, until he began to teach in the major London drama schools, while still maintaining his professional work. He has also directed opera in this country and in Europe. His book, The Lost Summer, was a best seller both in Britain and America.
Jermyn Street Theatre
Monday 28th July to Saturday 2nd August
Nightly at 7.30pm Saturday matinee 3.30pm
Tickets £16.00 £13.00 concessions
What a charming way to spend an evening. The use of language was captivating. So captivating in fact one could almost smell the camomile lawn.
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