It is 1985. Philip Larkin is the nation’s best-loved poet. He sits in his suburban house in Hull, drinking too much, listening to his beloved jazz and wondering why he can’t write any more.
Award-winning playwright Gail Lowe explore’s the roots of Larkin’s poetry – his happy childhood, his need for privacy, and the complex relationships he had with the women in his life.
Larkin is brought vividly to life by Brighton actor Graham White in this witty and intriguing production.
Gail Louw has her plays performed throughout the world: Duwayne, (Best New Play at Brighton Fringe), Blonde Poison (Argus Angel, Best of the Fest – San Francisco Fringe, South Africa and Sydney Opera House). Miss Dietrich Regrets (Naledi Award). And this is my friend Mr Laurel, with Jeffrey Holland (Edinburghand tour), Two Sisters (Los Angeles and UK). Most recently is The Mitfords. Oberon have published two collections of Gail’s plays.
Directed by Sylvia Vickers.