Waugh classic comes to Cambridge stage

Brideshead Revisited. Picture: Mark Douet ANL-160428-093603001
Brideshead Revisited. Picture: Mark Douet ANL-160428-093603001
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English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal are bringing the world premiere of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel Brideshead Revisited to the Cambridge Arts Theatre from May 17 to 21..

The story has been reimagined for the stage by Tony Award nominee Bryony Lavery (Frozen) and Olivier Award winning director Damian Cruden (The Railway Children).

During the midst of World War II, Captain Charles Ryder finds his past and present blur as he confronts memories of his first youthful encounter with the Marchmain family at Brideshead Castle.

Falling under the spell of their privileged lives, Charles looks back at the way his own life would be changed forever by the summers spent with the seemingly charming Sebastian and his beautiful sister Julia.

★This is the first large scale stage adaptation of this evocative and timeless story which has captured audiences’ imagination for over 70 years.

Evelyn Waugh is one of Britain’s most eminent writers.

His other novels include Decline and Fall, Vile Bodies and A Handful of Dust investigate what the human condition and religion.

For tickets call 01223 503333 or visit www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.