The Invention of Love
Written 1997. A play about the poet A E Housman, auther of 'A Shropshire Lad'. Housman was also a great, though not well loved, classical scholar. Poetry, scholarship and love and entwined in this sympathetic view of a private life lived parallel to the public career of his near-contemporary Oscar Wilde. The story is not a literal biography. Winner of Best Play Award in the 1997 Evening Standard Awards.
Archive :: production:T01692489651, play:S3739, venue:V374
Transfer from the Cottesloe. Dec97: 20, 22, 23, 26, 27m, 27, 29, 30m, 30, 31. Jan98: 1, 8, 9, 10m, 10, 12, 13, 14m, 14. Look out for performances from November at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.