An Englishman Abroad

by  Alan Bennett

Short Play, Drama  /  4m, 1f

"Exquisite ... dazzling." - Guardian

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

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An Englishman Abroad

by  Alan Bennett

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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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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $100 with companion piece

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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 his first stage play Forty Years On in 1968. ...

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