Date/Time: 2,7 May @ 14:30 (Matinees); 2-7 May @ 19:30 (Evenings);
Venue: THE IRELAND INSTITUTE, 27 PEARSE ST Category: Drama
The queer sensibility of A.E.Housman, in his own words.
Mansel David revives his acclaimed show about A.E.Housman, the classics scholar whose self-published 1896 poem cycle ‘A Shropshire Lad’ became a publishing phenomenon and connected deeply with thousands of young men.
David brings a clear, queer eye to Housman’s words – his wistful poems and very funny letters – and discovers the yearning and passion burning beneath them.
“A crafted, beautifully delivered homage to Housman… I was constantly engaged.” – International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival Reviews
“A polished, effective and very accomplished performance.” – Diarmaid Ferriter, RTE’s ‘The View’.
Conceived and performed by Mansel David, star of ‘The Magnificent Evans’ and ‘Yes, Prime Minister’.
DURATION: 60 minutes