Being Friends
By Robert Holman

21:30, Wed 23rd – Sat 26th October 2024 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 2

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Brief discussion of pederasty
Discussion of pacifism and war
Brief discussion of torture

“I shall tell her I met a beautiful young man lying in the grass”.

It is 1944. Two young men meet in a Kentish field as doodlebugs whizz overhead. One is a farmer, the other an artist, but an intense bond forms between them.

First performed at The Bush Theatre in 1986, Robert Holman’s acclaimed play, which forms part of the Making Noise Quietly collection of plays, is a deeply gentle and delicate two-hander.

“Holman’s instinct for truth, and an unaffected ability to spot what’s poignant in it, is what one remembers: that, and a paradoxical impression of spare richness, astringent abundance” – The Times.

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