Friday, 1 March 2013

Mr Maugham at Home - Coming Soon To Cheltenham Playhouse

8 - 11 May 2013
Cheltenham Playhouse

Anthony Smee (The English Patient, Star Wars, Channel 4’s The Queen) delivers the performance of a lifetime in this hugely entertaining one man drama of the life of William Somerset Maugham written by Anthony Curtis.

Bridging Oscar Wilde and James Bond, Somerset Maugham wrote almost to his dying day aged 91 in December 1965. Fabulous wealth flowed from his books and plays and he became the interwar toast of Hollywood, Broadway and the West End. The Razors Edge, Of Human Bondage, The Painted Veil, The Letter and Rain are just a handful of his classic novels and short stories. Playwright Anthony Curtis, brings the panorama of Somerset Maugham's life to the stage with an extraordinary performance by Anthony Smee; the stricken child, the student in Heidelberg, the doctor in Lambeth’s slums, the struggling writer in Paris, the stretcher-bearer on Flanders’ fields and, incredibly, the international spy. Finally, after glittering success, the tragedy of a life ending in misery, paranoia and social opprobrium.

Mr Maugham at Home can next be seen at The Cheltenham Playhouse on 8th,9th,10th & 11th May 2013
Box office: 01242 522 852

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