21:30, Tue 29th April – Sat 3rd May 2008 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 1
"Now the second thing you will do for me is visit my bedroom twice a week – Tuesdays and Thursdays will do very nicely I think, at midnight. There you will beat me for half an hour with a clothes hanger or a wet towel and afterwards run up and down on my bottom with cricket boots. I should like that."
Dominic Clarke has a terrible secret: he has been having a gay love affair with one of his thirteen-year-old pupils. Worse still, he has been found out by Herbert Brookshaw, a calculating old-hand of the school who is determined to beat Clarke to the headmastership by any means necessary.
What follows is a vicious and bitter power struggle between Clarke and Brookshaw, involving blackmail, bizarre sexual practices, religious dogma and crunchy peanut butter.
Stephen Fry wrote 'Latin!' in 1980 whilst at Cambridge, specifically for the Corpus Playroom. The play was a resounding success and went on to win the Edinburgh Fringe First award. Now it's making a very special return to the Playroom...