Arcadia by Tom Stoppard at the Bridewell Theatre

Sedos presents Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, at the Bridewell Theatre in city of London from 19 to 23 July 2011.

Directed by Matt Gould, cast includes Anne-Marie Leigh, David McAlinden, Alex Bennett, Sarah Peachey, Sam Curry, Alex Bhat, Belinda Sherlock, Chloe Faine, Craig Karpel, Ben Smith, Ben Long, Matthew Prince.

In 1809 at Sidley Park, Lady Croom’s elegant Derbyshire country pile, the orderly classical Capability Brown gardens are being transformed into picturesque gothic chaos. Meanwhile her adolescent daughter is delving into intellectual and romantic issues with her tutor. Two hundred years later, in the same room, two contemporary academics attempt to unravel the events of 1809 and happen across a scandal. Can they solve the mystery — or are they destined to keep making wrong assumptions? What is the Byron connection and who was the Sidley hermit?

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