19:00, Tue 6th – Sat 10th March 2018 at Pembroke New Cellars
Lent Week 7
Paris in the late 1800s: the place for artists and romantics. Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, two of the greatest French poets, embark upon a near fatal affair that sparks questions about love, poetry and the importance of present experience.
From Academy Award winning playwright, Christopher Hampton, this historical play takes a close and very human look at the two world-famous poets, exploring the power of art and the nature of creativity, questioning how much of oneself one should give – both to one’s craft and to the person one loves. Showing considerable insight into the bourgeois and artistic societies of the period as well as a moving understanding of homosexuality, this promises to be both an exciting and challenging play. Coming Lent Term 2018!