Brief Lives

By John Aubrey, adapted by Patrick Garland
September 13-17, 2016
The Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford. 7.30pm (2.30pm Saturday matinee)

“How these curiosities would be quite forgott, did not such idle fellowes as I am putt them downe...”

Aubrey has lived through the Civil Wars - one of the most fascinating and turbulent times in English history - and spent much his life mingling with the great and good of society. His affection and fascination for the foibles and frailties of people has led him to record their stories for posterity in his ‘Brief Lives’ stories of scandal and misadventure, medical marvels, infidelity, turbulence and magic ‐ featuring King Charles I, Raleigh, Shakespeare, Thomas Hobbes, and many others whose names have become part of our history.

Patrick Garland’s play adapts the colourful and controversial writings of this engaging 17th Century character, and draws you into his world as he goes about his day.

Show details

Brief Lives
by John Aubrey
Adapted for the stage by by Patrick Garland

Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford OX1 2AQ

September 13 - 17 2016
7.30pm daily, (2.30pm Saturday matinee)
Tickets: £15 / £12 (£12 all matinee seats)

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