South Downs/The Browning Version
Following a critically acclaimed and sold out run as part of Chichester Festival Theatre's Season in 2011, Neal Street Productions, Robert Fox and Playful Productions transferred the double bill of Terence Rattigan's one-act masterpiece and David Hare's specially commissioned companion piece to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End.
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South Downs is set at Lancing College in Sussex where a pin sharp young pupil is cut off from the rest of the school by virtue of his own intellect, background and questioning spirit. In an unlikely meeting with the mother of another pupil, her generosity of spirit and sound advice present the boy with a world of kindness and possibility.
Rattigan's The Browning Version presents the retiring Classics master Mr Crocker-Harris, tired, dried-up and an abhorrent tyrant over his pupils. A simple act of generosity by one of Crocker-Harris' pupils brings out the deep-rooted dignity and heartbreaking sadness that give this play its power.
Key Creatives & Cast
The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan
Directed by Angus Jackson
South Downs by David Hare
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
Design by Tom Scutt
Lighting by Bruno Poet
Music by Paul Englishby
West End Cast:
Harold Pinter Theatre, West End. 19th April - 22nd July, 2012
Minerva Theatre, Chichester 23 September – 29 October 2016
“Superb performances. Unbearably moving and well nigh faultless.”
“Witty, vivid, erudite, an inspiring delight.”
"It's a joy to welcome these theatrical gems to the capital"