In an interview with The Sunday Times this weekend it was rumoured that the Almeida Theatre's current production of ...
Sadie Frost stars in Britten in Brooklyn
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.
"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 who previously starred in Zoe Lewis’s one-woman play, 'Touched', at Trafalgar Studios said of the news: "I am thrilled that the premiere of Zoe’s brilliant play is to be staged in Wilton’s Music Hall. It was always our first choice of venue and the stunningly restored theatre with its beautiful, faded bohemian elegance, will form an integral part of the production..."
The production is produced by Jimmy Jewell and Positive Entertainment in association with Wilton’s Music Hall.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.