Goodwood Institute Theatre
Written By: Evelyn Waugh
Directed By: Rob Croser
Late in World War II, Captain Charles Ryder finds himself billeted in the grounds of a stately English home. Recognising it, his memory immediately transports him back to the 1920s, and his association with the doomed Catholic aristocrats that lived there.
Charles relives his Oxford infatuation with Lord Sebastian Flyte – the glamorous but damaged younger son, with his teddy-bear Aloysius – his visits to the opulent mansion, his enchantment by the whole family, and his subsequent love for Sebastian's sophisticated sister, Julia.
Charles' initial disdain for the family's Catholic faith is challenged, as he finds himself being unwillingly drawn towards it.
Evelyn Waugh was one of England's most brilliant satirical novelists. Brideshead Revisited is the most nostalgic and reflective of all his novels, and based on his own experiences at Oxford, and with an aristocratic Catholic family.
Made famous by the classic 1982 Granada television serial, starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews, this lyrical, romantic tale lends itself perfectly to the stage.
Independent Theatre has a reputation for high-quality stage adaptations of classic novels – including The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, East of Eden, and To Kill a Mockingbird – and promises a stunning production of Waugh's much-loved masterpiece.
Approx. Running Time: 2 hrs 20 min
Suitable for ages: All
November 17-25, various times
The Goodwood Theatre
166A Goodwood Road, Goodwood