About This Show

Written 1997. A play about the poet A E Housman, auther of ‘A Shropshire Lad’. Housman was also a great, though not well loved, classical scholar. Poetry, scholarship and love and entwined in this sympathetic view of a private life lived parallel to the public career of his near-contemporary Oscar Wilde. The story is not a literal biography. Winner of Best Play Award in the 1997 Evening Standard Awards.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 04 December 2024 Opening Night: 16 December 2024 Final Performance: 25 January 2025
Location: Hampstead Theatre, Inner London

Eton AvenueSwiss Cottage,

Inner London,


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