'Phoenix Rising - DH Lawrence, Son and Lover'

One-man DH Lawrence drama comes to Chiswick Book Festival

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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.
Last week, the show was a sell-out at the Nottingham Playhouse, in Lawrence's home county, with further performances in Darlington and Matlock. The Nottingham Post said. "Whether or not you appreciate DH Lawrence as a writer of fiction or as a poet you ought to rush out to see this one"
On Saturday September 17th, the show comes to London, with a performance at the Chiswick Book Festival. It starts at 7.45pm in the Michael Room at St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall, Priiory Avenue, W4 1TX, close to Turnham Green tube station. Tickets are £12.50 at the door or can be ordered from the Box Office (07970 789582). More details at www.chiswickbookfestival.org
After the Chiswick performance, the show moves to the Derby Playhouse and the Greenwich Theatre.

More information at http://www.paulslackpr.co.uk or email paul@theatreaction.com

September 15, 2011