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An Englishman Abroad

Short Play, Drama  /  1f, 4m

"Exquisite ... dazzling." - Guardian

"Inexhaustibly rich ... the West End's premiere event." - City Limits

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    1f, 4m
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Based upon the true story of a meeting in Moscow between noted English actress Coral Browne and notorious spy Guy Burgess, this is a touching portrait of a lonely man torn between his Marxist principals and his ironic longing for contact with the upper class in Britain from whom he sprung. A success at The National Theatre of Great Britain, where it was paired with A Question of Attribution as Single Spies and subsequently proved equally successful in London's West End.

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"Exquisite ... dazzling." - Guardian

"Inexhaustibly rich ... the West End's premiere event." - City Limits

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced h ...

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