Mrs Orwell by Tony Cox

4 September 2017

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SO WHAT YOU WANT, IN A NUTSHELL, GEORGE, IS A MISTRESS, HOUSEKEEPER, NURSE, LITERARY EXECUTOR AND MOTHER FOR RICHARD?

Cressida Bonas' (Nugent 07) latest play has been transferred to the Southwark Playhouse for an additional three week run, following the completion of its debut run at the Old Red Lion Theatre.

Cressida plays the lead in Mrs Orwell by Tony Cox. The play has received excellent reviews and the latest run will end on 23 Septmeber  2017. Tickets are £20 each and can be purchased via this link: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/mrs-orwell/

“Entertaining and powerfully acted” The Guardian
“It made me want to find out more” Daily Telegraph
“Peter Hamilton Dyer is superb” WhatsOnStage
★★★★★”Deeply fascinating” Love London Love Culture
★★★★”Cressida Bonas gives a fine portrayal” Daily Express
★★★★”Leaves the audience in suspense and awe” The Upcoming
★★★★”Excellent” Everything Theatre
★★★★”Cressida Bonas is cool and conflicted” The Londonist
★★★★”A fascinating insight” The Reviews Hub

Mrs Orwell by Tony Cox
University College hospital, London, 1949.

1984 has just been published and George Orwell is in the last chapter of his life with a severe case of Tuberculosis. He still believes he has at least three novels in him so to keep his morale up he promptly proposes to friend Sonia Brownell, a 30 year old assistant magazine editor.

When Sonia learns that she is his only hope, she must decide whether to succumb to the advances of Lucien Freud or enter a platonic marriage with one of the country's most renowned writers.

Based on actual events.