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South Downs / The Browning Version
From: Mon 20 October 2014, 7.30pm
To: Sat 25 October 2014, With additional Performances at 2pm on the 21st and 23rd October 2014
Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions)
Available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891
Guildhall School, Milton Court Theatre (1 Milton Street, London EC2Y 9BH)
South Downs by David Hare
The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan
South Downs was written as a companion-piece to The Browning Version to celebrate the centenary of Rattigan’s birth.
Set in public schools, one post-war, one pre-Profumo, both plays explore not only the social code, but the things it silences, the pain and loneliness that lie behind the reticence of English society, one from the point of view of a schoolboy who can’t understand or adapt to the ways of the school, the other from that of a master who’s constructed a lifetime’s shell to enable him to survive.
In each play the solitude and self-loathing of these outsiders are pierced by small acts of kindness.
Wyn Jones director
Susannah Henry designer
Mark Howland lighting designer
Michael Woods sound designer
Sam Wilson composer
Presented by the Guildhall School.
Image: Courtesy of Guildhall School