Larkin Revisited / New play to be performed as part of Larkin25 celebrations

Larkin Revisited is an exclusive revisited version of Tom Courtenay’s acclaimed Pretending to be Me.

The original play was a moving, acerbic and highly personal portrait of Philip Larkin, based on his letters and poems. It was premiered to great acclaim at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2002 before transferring to the Comedy Theatre in the West End.

Based on a day in Larkin’s life, the action takes place in one room with the poet playing his favourite jazz LPs and making himself tea whilst wryly reflecting on his life and work.

Devised and performed by Hull born Sir Tom Courtenay, the revisited version will offer new insights and retain the original’s ability to capture the humour, pathos and wit of what it was to be Larkin. 

Larkin Revisited will be performed on Saturday 19th June at Middleton Hall, University of Hull, and all proceeds will go towards the Philip Larkin Statue Appeal.

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