Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Postgraduate Directors' Season: Very Pleasant Sensations/White Rose

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Gateforth Street, Inner London, Greater London NW8 8EH
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Very Pleasant - 3 July 1937 - writer Christopher Isherwood takes his friend, the composer Benjamin Britten, then just 24, to the Jermyn Street Bathhouse to get drunk and have fun. There they meet Isherwood's old friend, the poet W H Auden. Based on Britten's diaries, this is a glimpse into the friends' relationship and experiences of London's pre-war gay underworld. Very Pleasant Sensations celebrates the centenary of Britten's birth. White Rose - During World War II Russia was the only country to allow female fighter pilots to engage in battle. White Rose tells the true story of ?Double Ace' Lily Litvak, the first woman to shoot down another plane, and the battles she had on the ground to win the respect of the men in command. White Rose originally premiered at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre in 1985 starring Ken Stott and Tilda Swinton.