Accomplished stage, television and film actor, Paul Slack, brings his UK tour of Phoenix Rising (subtitled – D. H. Lawrence: Son & Lover) to Richmond this weekend.
The play charts the formative years of one of the 20th century’s most controversial writers. Author of literary classics such as Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Women in Love and Son’s and Lovers, Lawrence died prematurely in 1930 and was both denounced by many as nothing more than a pornographer who wasted his considerable talents and hailed by others, such as E. M. Forster and F R Leavis, as “possibly the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.” The Guardian even compared him to Tolstoy. 80 years after his death Lawrence is still a controversial figure!
In a series of animated snap-shots, Paul Slack as D. H. Lawrence reflects on the personalities and events which shaped his early years. Phoenix Rising explores the duality of Lawrence’s tormented life from his birth to the death of his mother – a period he so vividly fictionalised in Sons and Lovers. Powerful, literary and moving, Phoenix Rising is a colourful portrait of an extraordinary artist at full throttle!
Tickets for Phoenix Rising which is on Saturday 15th October are priced at £7 - £16 (£5 - £14 concs) and can be purchased at the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk