The Independent Theatre is proudly presenting a strictly limited season of Brideshead Revisited this November. Made famous by the classic 1983 Granada television serial, this much-loved work with its poetic first-person narrative by Charles Ryder lends itself perfectly to the stage.
Sebastian? Julia? God? Who does Charles Ryder really love?
Towards the end of World War II, Captain Charles Ryder finds himself billeted in the grounds of a stately English home.
Recognising it, his memory immediately transports him back to the 1920s, and his association with the doomed Catholic aristocrats that lived there. Charles relives his Oxford infatuation with Lord Sebastian Flyte, the glamorous but damaged son of the family, his visits to the great house, his idolisation of the family, and his subsequent love for Sebastian's sister, Julia.
Charles' initial disdain for the family's belief system is challenged, as he finds himself being unwillingly drawn towards it.
Brideshead Revisited was written by Evelyn Waugh in 1945. Evelyn Waugh was one of England's most brilliant satirical novelists and Brideshead Revisited is the most nostalgic and reflective of all his novels. It was based on Waugh's own experiences at Oxford and with an aristocratic Catholic family.
Don't miss your rare opportunity to see Independent Theatre bring this classic play to the stage - there are only 9 performances:
17th, 18th, 23th, 24th and 25th November at 7.30 pm
Matinees: Sunday 19th November at 4.00pm and Saturday 25th November at 2.00pm
Early: Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November at 6.30pm.
WeekendNotes Subscribers can also take advantage of an exclusive offer: Receive $10 off Adult and Concession tickets when you use the codeword "Notes"
For more information on this upcoming production by Independent Theatre, please visit the official website.