1917. In a remote English village there are rumours of an enchanted wood. One of the inhabitants – a mysterious old man – invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common. When, one evening, the wood miraculously appears the guests feel compelled to enter. What happens there has the power to change their lives forever…

From J. M. Barrie, the celebrated writer of Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton and Quality Street, comes this haunting drama of self-revelation. Darkly comic, and presented in a sumptuous production by the Jewish Theatre Company, Dear Brutus is Barrie at his most magical.

This is your chance to discover this delightful play in Manchester!

Of the London production the critics said:

**** This darkly comic play by ‘Peter Pan’s’ J M Barrie has deliberate echoes of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Independent)

**** With its mixture of magic and comedy, this is an assured revival that offers some entertaining escapism which, although set at midsummer, is a perfect antidote to midwinter. (British Theatre.com)

*** In the second of the play’s three acts the characters end up drawn into enchanted woodland that grants them a second chance in life. But it becomes clear in the final act that, though their circumstances changed during their woodland adventure, none of them became fundamentally different people. They never escaped themselves – though Barrie’s play doesn’t insist that people’s path in life are set by the nature of their characters; it’s subtler than that. (The Stage)

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