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Forty Years On

Forty Years On

Synopsis

'Thirty years ago today, Tupper, the Germans invaded Poland and you’re picking your nose.'
 
1968. A public school on the South Downs. The Headmaster is retiring and today is his last day. His final task is to appear in the school play.
 
The problem is, he’s yet to read the script. It soon becomes clear that ‘Speak for England, Arthur’ is not quite the celebration of school tradition the Headmaster might have expected.
 
A glorious comedy, Alan Bennett’s first play is a hilarious and at times unnerving enquiry into Englishness, nostalgia and identity. Written at a time of tumultuous social change it explores, with great satirical verve, the impact of the past on the present.

Event details

Fri 12 May 2017, 7:30pm

Captioned by Stagetext

Venue details

Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 6AP

Phone: 01243 781 312

Email: access@cft.org.uk

Website: Chichester Festival Theatre

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