Rebel Angel A Play About the Young John Keats By Angus Graham-Campbell: Venue: Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret Address: 9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY. Times: from Tuesday 19 September (preview) to Saturday 7 October 2017
Tuesday 19 September 2017 — Saturday 7 October 2017
Rebel Angel took its audience on a journey of John Keats' pursuit of self-discovery. The young Keats is a major poet in waiting. He is also training to become a London surgeon in the brutal times when body snatchers were at work and anesthetics had not yet come into medical practice.
Previously heard on BBC Radio 4, directed by Richard Wortley, with a cast including Kim Wall, Jane Whittenshaw, David Timson, Geoffrey Whitehead, Gavin Muir, Paul Jenkins, Jonathan Newman, Melanie Hudson, Ian Masters and Alison Reid.
Rebel Angel was commissioned by The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and developed with support from the Old Operating Theatre Museum in London.
Angus Graham-Campbell is a playwright, director, academic and teacher of English, Creative Writing and Drama. He is an English graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, and he has taught at Repton, Sevenoaks, Eton, St Paul's School, New Hampshire, USA and Shore School, Australia. He is a Trustee of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association, which manages the Keats-Shelley House in Rome and also oversees the graves of the two poets at the Non-Catholic Cemetery. He edited The Keats-Shelley Review for twelve years and he has written widely on the Romantic poets. Two of his plays about the poets have been given site-specific productions in Rome and Hampstead and recently he produced a candlelit celebration of the Romantic poets in the Soane Museum, London. Rebel Angel in its original format was commissioned for radio by the BBC to celebrate the bicentenary of Keats's birth and was directed by Richard Wortley and featured Julian Rhind Tutt as the poet. Angus has written about 30 plays, many of which have been produced on BBC radio.