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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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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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.
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.
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.