J. M. Barrie’s rarely performed Dear Brutus comes to Southwark Playhouse
J. M. Barrie’s rarely performed Dear Brutus comes to Southwark Playhouse 29 November – 30 December 2017 for a Christmas season in a new production directed by Jonathan O’Boyle
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
1917. In a remote English village there are rumours of an enchanted wood. One of the inhabitants – a mysterious old man – invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common. When, one evening, the wood miraculously appears the guests feel compelled to enter. What happens there has the power to change their lives forever…
From J. M. Barrie, the celebrated writer of Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton and Quality Street, comes this haunting drama of self-revelation. Darkly comic, and presented in a sumptuous production for the play’s centenary year, Dear Brutus is Barrie at his most magical.
Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Sense of an Ending – Time Out Critics’ Choice) and produced by Troupe, who return to Southwark Playhouse after their critically acclaimed production of The Cardinal (The Telegraph Critics’ Choice).