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The Browning Version - A Rehearsed Reading

The Browning Version (A Rehearsed Reading)

by Terence Rattigan

Sunday 29th October        

7.45pm, Main Stage

 

Andrew Crocker-Harris, or 'The Crock' as his students cruelly call him, teaches classics at an English boys' school.  He is despised by pupils and staff alike as being strict, stern and humourless. Even Millie, his wife, no longer loves him and has started an affair with Frank Hunter, another teacher. On his last day at work before retiring, one student, Taplow, who feels sorry for him, gives him a small going-away gift. This puts into motion a series of events that cause Crocker-Harris to reflect on his past, contemplate his future, and evaluate how he is going to finish his tenure at the school.  The Browning Version, first performed in 1948, cemented Rattigan’s reputation as a serious, mature playwright.  It is considered one of his best works, and one of the best one-act plays ever written.  Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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