Sign in to follow this  
Swithin

The Past Is a Tattooed Sailor

2 posts in this topic

I saw a lovely play last night, in a small theatre atop a pub in Islington (The Old Red Lion), here in London. It's based on a real person -- Stephen Tennant -- the author's uncle, who had had an affair with Siegfried Sassoon and who may have been the inspiration for Sebastian in Brideshead Revisited. But the real gist of the play has more to do with the nephew coming to terms with his present than the uncle coming to terms with his past. Wonderfully drawn characters, well acted, also featuring the "ghosts" of the uncle's younger self, and his mother. Beautiful use of period music as well.

 

(Interesting point: The Old Red Lion is on the site where Tom Paine wrote The Rights of Man.)

 

 

 

http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/the-past-is-a-tattooed-sailor.html

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/gia-marie-barbera/the-past-is-a-tattooed-sa_b_11539604.html

 

http://britishtheatre.com/review-the-past-is-a-tattooed-sailor-old-red-lion-theatre/

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Tennant

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very interesting. Let's see-- an uncle, a nephew, and ghosts. Sounds like A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

New Members:

Register Here

Learn more about the new message boards:

FAQ

Having problems?

Contact Us