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Moon Tiger

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Simon Reade from Penelope Lively

Published by Oberon

Large Mixed Cast
Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize, Penelope Lively's novel Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire

Now this great novel is brought to the stage ...

Claudia Hampton is a popular historian, a strong, beautiful and difficult woman

Now in her seventies, she is plotting her greatest work a history of the world

She looks back over her life growing up between the wars and remembers the people who have shared its triumphs and tragedies

There's Gordon, her adored brother

Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of her daughter

And Tom, her one great love, both found and lost during the El Alamein campaign when she worked as a war correspondent

Against a background of world events, Claudia's own remarkable story provokes a sharp combination of sadness, shock and amusement

Compelling, moving and eloquent

CAST
M3,F3 (doubling)

REVIEWS

"An excellent adaptation that offers an evocative portrayal of one woman's life remembrances. Some fascinating reflections on the history of the 20th century" ~ Everything Theatre

"What hits one within minutes of the play opening is the beauty of the language" ~ The Bath Chronicle

" a moving, thought provoking play" ~ Gloucestershire Echo

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