'Phoenix Rising - DH Lawrence, Son and Lover'
One-man DH Lawrence drama comes to Chiswick Book Festival
This week, Londoners get a chance to see 'Phoenix Rising - DH Lawrence, Son and Lover', Paul Slack's acclaimed one-man portrayal of the writer of Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Sir Ian Holm called the show "spellbinding" and Sir Derek Jacobi said: "Paul Slack gives a totally absorbing performance in this moving and skilfully scripted piece."
Devised from Lawrence's early writings and reminiscences of his family, friends and contemporaries, 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.
Earlier this year, the drama played to packed houses in Adelaide, South Australia.
September 15, 2011