Performance

VenueDonmar Warehouse
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From19th January 2016
To19th January 2016
When14:30
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The Philanthropist

The PhilanthropistT01858581949
Set in a fictitious English University town, strongly evoking Oxford or Cambridge, the play follows 24 hours in the lives of a group of young academics. The action unfolds in the rooms of Philip the university's cosseted and floundering professor of philology, for whom solace and certitude exist in complex wordplay. Out in the 'real world' the Prime Minister and his cabinet have been assassinated and England's most treasured writers are being murdered one by one! Back in the cosy bubble of university life, the bachelor don anguishes over sex, marriage, anagrams and the meaning of life. Did someone suggest academics were 'out of touch'?
Author Christopher Hampton


Archive :: production:T01858581949, play:S1507289807, venue:V389

Production details

A Reading.

Company

Director David Grindley
Performer Simon Russell Beale (Philip)

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