Got your tickets yet for Troupe Theatre’s revival of JM Barrie’s rarely seen 1917 play Dear Brutus yet? Watch this spellbinding video, including interviews with director Jonathan O’Boyle and stars Miles Richardson and Venice van Someren about creating “Neverland for grownups” – and then get booking!
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 JM 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.
Miles Richardson stars as Will Dearth and is joined in the Dear Brutus cast by Helen Bradbury, Charlotte Brimble, Emma Davies, Robin Hooper, Josie Kidd, Bathsheba Piepe, Simon Rhodes, Edward Sayer, Venice van Someren and James Woolley.
Dear Brutus is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle – whose 50th-anniversary revival of Hair transfers to The Vaults next month – and produced by Troupe, who return to Southwark Playhouse after their critically acclaimed production of The Cardinal. It’s designed by Anna Reid, with lighting by Peter Harrison and sound by Max Perryment.
Dear Brutus runs at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 29 November to 30 December 2017, with Monday to Thursday evening performances at 8pm and Tuesday and Saturday matinees at 3.30pm. Mates co-founder Terri Paddock hosts a post-matinee Q&A on Tuesday 5 December.
Miles Richardson, @venicevans and @JonathanOBoyle talk magic, second chances and ‘Neverland for grown-ups’ in our trailer for J. M. Barrie’s #DearBrutus @swkplay this Christmas #openingsoon @diamond_mgmnt @jane_lehrer @dan_usztan pic.twitter.com/cvArHTiFE2
— Troupe (@Troupe_Theatre) November 17, 2017