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Wilton's Music Hall, London
The impact of WWII on New York in 1940s: Britten in Brooklyn explores political dilemmas of the era.

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Britten in Brooklyn now for a strictly limited season at the Wilton's Music Hall!

It is 1940 in New York City. In a dilapidated house in Brooklyn Heights, the bohemian lifestyle of Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee in the artistic community at 7 Middagh Street starts to unravel as World War II starts to become a brutal reality.

Benjamin Britten is exiled in America for his beliefs and is also a national disgrace. Now hust decide which way his conflicted political ideals lie, but the constant parties, doomed affairs and John Dunne, the mysterious stranger, provide an easy distraction.

The story is based on true events. Wilton's Music Hall is hosting the World Premiere of Zoe Lewis's passionate and thought-provoking play.

Starring Sadie Frost and directed by Oli Rose, Britten in Brooklyn plays for a strictly limited season of 21 performances.

**** "a slight of quirky, funny writing with strong performances and clever pacing" --The Upcoming

"The piece's greatest strength is its 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


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Additional Information

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Running time

2hrs (approx) including an interval

Performance dates

31st August to 17th September. 7.30pm & 2.30pm Wed & Sat. 6pm & 8.30pm Fridays.

Venue Information

Wilton's Music HallWilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB