So what you want, in a nutshell, George, is a mistress, housekeeper, nurse, literary executor and mother for Richard?
Proud Haddock present the World Premiere of Tony Cox’s Mrs Orwell.
University College hospital, London, 1949. George Orwell is in the last chapter of his life with a severe case of Tuberculosis. He still believes he has at least three novels in him so to keep his morale up he promptly proposes to friend Sonia Brownell, a 30 year old assistant magazine editor.
When Sonia learns that she is his only hope, she must decide whether to continue to pursue her love interest Maurice, or enter a platonic marriage with one of the countries most renowned writers.
Based on actual events.
Proud Haddock return to the Old Red Lion following the sold out run of A Naughty Night With Noel Coward in 2015. Other productions include Tony Harrison’s The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (Finborough Theatre), John Osborne’s A Subject of Scandal and Concern (Finborough Theatre) and William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (Saatchi Gallery).
Proud Haddock was started by Jimmy Walters and James Ahearne in 2014.
1st - 26th August
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinee at 3pm
Tickets £18 (£16 concessions)
Latecomers will not be admitted.