The Past is a tattooed Sailor

The Past is a Tattooed Sailor

Old Red Lion Theatre
2 Hours

Past and present are one in the sleeping manor house where Uncle Napier lives in an eternal doze. Upper class boy Joshua has sought out his great-uncle, long taken to his bed and drifting in memories of his glowing adolescence. Joshua is having his own roaring twenties with new builder boyfriend Damien, but the burden of class weighs heavy over the young man, and ghosts from the past cling to him like Uncle Napier's overwhelming scent.
Uncle Napier draws both boys into his delusions that his own youth has not faded, and that a muscular sailor will give this Sleeping Beauty the reviving kiss. Thus Uncle Napier drifts in reverie. Until the two boys and Uncle Napier are sharply awakened by visits from Joshua’s rich Cousin Patrick. But what sinister thoughts lie behind Patrick’s tight-lipped comments? What exactly is he seeking?

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Simon Blow
Jeffrey Mayhew
The Past is a Tattooed Sailor Schedule
Opening date: 
Friday, 5 August, 2016
Available from: 
Friday, 21 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Sunday, 28 August, 2016
Sunday, 28 August, 2016
Above Old Red Lion Theatre Pub, 418 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NJ
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Friday, May 13, 2016
The Past is a Tattooed Sailor at the Old Red Lion Theatre

The world premiere of The Past is a Tattooed Sailor, a debut drama written by Simon Blow, will be presented at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel, north London, from 2 to 28 August 2016, with an opening night on 5 August.

The production will be directed by Jeffrey Mayhew and is described as a bittersweet drama about class struggles and thwarted love.

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