‘So what you want, in a nutshell, George, is a mistress, housekeeper, nurse, literary executor and mother for Richard?’
Mrs. Orwell, a new play by Tony Cox, chronicles the last chapter of George Orwell’s life, and Sonia’s experience of it. Lying in a hospital bed, and aware that he is gradually dying of tuberculosis, Orwell makes a pragmatic decision to propose to Sonia, a young assistant magazine editor – but the union is to be purely practical, and therefore platonic.
Sonia must decide between a man who has decided that she is his only hope for continuing his life and work, and continuing her own life, which involves a passionate affair with painter Lucian Freud.
|What||Mrs. Orwell, Southwark Playhouse|
|Where||Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Elephant & Castle (underground)|
05 Sep 17 – 23 Sep 17, 8:00 PM – 10:15 PM
|Price||£16 - £18|
|Website||Click here for tickets and more information|