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Britten In Brooklyn

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Wilton's Music Hall, Tower Hamlets

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Britten In Brooklyn

See four fascinating real-life figures come to life

"Quirky, funny writing with strong performances and clever pacing."

- The Upcoming
No booking fee offer: - Pay no booking fee on £27.50 tickets. Please be aware, all £22.50 tickets are restricted view. No venue is as well suited to dilapidated bohemianism as Wilton’s Music Hall, and this time around they're bringing you New York City in the roaring '40s with Britten In Brooklyn. Set during the run-up to America’s entry into the Second World War, the production documents a time when composer Benjamin Britten, poet WH Auden, striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, and novelist Carson McCullers were an unlikely set of housemates. United by their dissenting political inclinations and unwillingness to participate in conventional patriotism, this thought-provoking play chronicles 7 Middagh Street as their bohemian lifestyles starts to unravel. Based on true events, the world premiere of Zoe Lewis' passionate and provocative play takes place in the beautiful and unique setting of Wilton's Music Hall. "The piece's greatest strength is it's setting against the glorious environment of Wilton's Music Hall, where the boundaries between set and venue are practically non-existent." – London Theatre "A superb young cast, directed by Oli Rose, captures beautifully the bizarre encounters and surreal incidents, as well as the deeper emotional passages." – The Reviews Hub ★★★★☆ – The Upcoming ★★★★☆ – The Reviews Hub Suitable for mature (age 16+) audiences only, due to strong language and mature themes. Runtime: 2 hours, including an interval. All ticket prices for Britten In Brooklyn are inclusive of booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. When booking tickets, please make sure to book from one account at the same time if you want to be seated together; you will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection. West End theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.

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