19:00, Tue 8th – Sat 12th February 2022 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 3
Romance writer Godfrey has run off to Venice with his mistress, actress Lydia Hillington, but after a year she’s bored of Venice – and increasingly bored of being Godfrey’s muse. Hearing that casting is in progress for a new play, Lydia decides to return to London in secret to audition for the lead role. Meanwhile, Godfrey, hoping to secure divorce papers from his wife, also returns secretly to London...
In this anti-romantic comedy from the 1930s, Dorothy L. Sayers explores our gendered beliefs about whose work is important with insight, compassion – and a wicked sense of humour.
“Every great man has had a woman behind him.”
“And every great woman has had some man or other in front of her, tripping her up.”