Brideshead and Yorkshire in the News

Several photos from the rehearsals of the stage production of Brideshead Revisited have been posted on What’s On Stage. The photos include members of the cast, indentifying their parts, as well as of the director, Damian Cruden, and playwright, Bryony Lavery. The play opens later this month at the Theatre Royal in York. See earlier posts.

A book just reviewed in the Washington Post includes an article on Brideshead.  This is The Books that Changed My Life, edited by Bethanne Patrick. It is a collection of articles by writers and other artists and celebrities. Although not mentioned in the Post review, the article by novelist and fashionista Victoria “Plum” Sykes explains how her life was affected by Brideshead Revisited. She is the grand daughter of Waugh’s biographer and friend Christopher Sykes and now lives in New York City. The Sykes family estate is at Sledmere, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, just down the road from Castle Howard, the setting for two film adaptations of Brideshead. 

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