Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness
European Arts presents ‘Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness’ written by Emmy award winning writer Ron Hutchinson (Rat in the Skull).
A brilliant comic two-hander about the most stylish man of his day who popularised modern dress, founded Savile Row and died in a madhouse in Calais this play was in the West End with Peter Bowles and Richard McCabe about 10 years ago.
Set in the winter of 1819, the most stylish man of his day may still be more interested in cuffs, collars and creases than matters of life and death but now he lives in a madhouse in Calais with his valet, determined to relive past glories. George Bryan Brummell, known as Beau, is convinced that once the Prince of Wales (now King George IV) hears of and sees his plight he will be restored to his former glory and position in court. Today the Prince is coming to Calais!
‘Sean Brosnan mesmerises as the Beau. A spectacle both ludicrous and touching due to Peter Craze’s adroit direction’ – Time Out
‘Full of witty aphorisms. As Beau Brummell, Sean Brosnan is haughty, cool, racked with impotent rage and convincingly mad. His coarse-grained valet, played by Richard Latham, excites more sympathy.’ – The Stage
Date of event:7th May 2016
7.30 pm £13/£15otd (Students £5)