Rupert Brooke

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Opened 4 Jun 2014
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Mark Payton’s inspired and meticulous play is the story of the Brooke beyond the myth of a young, beautiful, fallen warrior. It is the story of a far more complex and radical man. Following the legendary ‘war’ poet from his time at Cambridge to his death in the Aegean Sea, Rupert Brooke reveals a man with a tumultuous personal life, a man not afraid to shock his audience, and a man vulnerably reaching to be ‘forever England’. Featuring some of Brooke’s poems, Rupert Brooke is essential viewing for anyone studying - or anxious to remember - the history and literature of our nation at war.