Britten in Brooklyn

Britten in Brooklyn Tickets

Wilton's Music Hall
West End

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 aneasy distraction.

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Zoe Lewis
Jimmy Jewell and Positive Entertainment in association with Wilton’s Music Hall.
Oli Rose
Cast list: 
Sadie Frost
Britten in Brooklyn Schedule
Opening date: 
Friday, 2 September, 2016
Available from: 
Saturday, 17 September, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 17 September, 2016
Saturday, 17 September, 2016
1 Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB
Venue Box Office:
020 7702 2789
Nearest tube:
Tower Hill or Shadwell

Latest Britten in Brooklyn News & Features

Friday, September 2, 2016
First Look at Sadie Frost and cast of Britten in Brooklyn

Photos have been released of Sadie Frost and cast in the world premiere of Zoe Lewis’s play Britten in Brooklyn which runs at Wilton's Music Hall from 31 August to 17 September, with an official opening night on 2 September 2016.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Interview with Britten in Brooklyn star Ryan Sampson

This September the world premiere of Zoe Lewis' play Britten in Brooklyn will run in London in the stunning environment of Wilton's Music Hall in east London. Based on true events, this passionate and thought-provoking play explores the bohemian lifestyle of Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee who are living in an artistic community in Brooklyn during the Second World War.

Floyd Collins
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Wilton's Music Hall - New Season

Wilton's Music Hall in east London is one of London's best kept secrets. As the oldest grand music hall in the world, it presents a year round programme of theatre, live music and education work that engages many in the local community. The Grade 2 Star listed building has recently reopened following a four year project, and has recently announced details of its upcoming performance season.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Sadie Frost stars in Britten in Brooklyn

Sadie Frost will star in a new play by Zoe Lewis, Britten in Brookyln which will run at Wilton's Music Hall from 31 August to 17 September 2016 with an official opening on 2 September 2017.

Based on true events, this World Premiere is described as a "passionate and thought-provoking play" and takes place in the beautiful and unique setting of Wilton’s Music Hall in east London, directed by Oli Rose.

Our Review

The address 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights may potentially be one of the most artistic addresses in history. Envisioned by WH Auden and George Davis, the space became an 'artist's haven' for international creative types to hide from the ever increasing tensions of the Second World War and saw personalities as varied as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali,Gypsy Rose Lee and Benjamin Britten... Read more

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