The year is 1956 and Philip Larkin, one of England's most famous post-war poets, has just arrived in Hull to take up the post of University Librarian. Over the next thirty years, his life will be dominated by three women.
Ben Brown's play is a fascinating look at this intriguing poet and his complicated relationships. Despite his selfishness, these three women were drawn to Larkin’s dry wit and stayed loyal to him to the end.
In this funny and touching play, we see behind the façade of the ‘Bard of Humberside' and into his complex private life.
"Brown offers an expert distillation of Larkin’s life and work." The Times
Q & A with playwright Ben Brown, plus director and cast
Chaired by Jo Matthews
Join us for a free 30 minute question and answer session after the Saturday matinee (1 July) performance of Larkin with Women. The Q&A is open to everyone and will begin directly after the show.
We’ll be joined by the writer of Larkin with Women, Ben Brown, along with the director, Anne Neville, and the cast of the show.
Larkin with Women is British playwright Ben Brown’s second play and won the TMA Best New Play award in 2000.
Director Anne Neville is the Artistic Director of The Questors Theatre.
Coming by car?
If you're coming to see this play on 28 June - 1 July, then you should know that parking on Mattock Lane might be limited. But, you can park in the Ealing Council car park for free after 6pm (14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing W5 2HL). There are also several other very close car parks: Arden Road car park, New Broadway car park and Sandringham Mews car park.
Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7
27, 28, 29, 30 June at 7.45pm | 1 July at 2.30pm and 7.45pm