The world premiere of Britten in Brooklyn takes place in the beautiful and unique setting of Wilton’s Music Hall.
Based on true events, Zoe Lewis’ Britten in Brooklyn is a passionate and thought-provoking that examines the bohemian lifestyle of Gypsy Rose Lee, composer Benjamin Britten, poet WH Auden and novelist Carson McCullers.
Starring Sadie Frost and directed by Oli Rose, Britten in Brooklyn plays for a strictly limited season of 21 performances.
Britten in Brooklyn will run from 31 August 2016 until 17 September 2016 at Wilton’s Music Hall.
New York City, 1940. A dilapidated house in Brooklyn Heights.
The bohemian lifestyle of Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee in the artistic community at 7 Middagh Street starts to unravel as World War II becomes a brutal reality.
Exiled in America for his beliefs and a national disgrace, Benjamin Britten must decide which way his conflicted political ideals lie but the constant parties, doomed affairs and John Dunne, the mysterious stranger, provide an easy distraction.
Sadie Frost stars as Gypsy Rose Lee.
Further casting to be announced.
Directed by Oli Rose and written by Zoe Lewis.