'In Celebration!' Presents...
The Democracy of Oaks

A new play by Adrian Drew

7.30pm - Friday 10 October 2014

‘Be curious – not judgmental!’
Walt Whitman.

In 1877 Edward Carpenter, a young man from Britain visited his idol – the legendary poet Walt Whitman at his home in Camden, New Jersey. The outcome was far-reaching indeed for both men – and history too...

Adrian Drew’s memorable theatrical tour de force – showcased tonight for the first time – has recently been published to acclaim both in England and the USA.  It deals with two fascinating individuals and the complexities of Art and Life, revealing, on route, facts about such contemporaries as Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde that may surprise many!

The play is directed by the author, and stars Andrew Squires, (Emmerdale, The Heretic) as the complex Carpenter,and well-known American actor Nigel Barber (Baywatch, Magnum PI, Firequake) as the great Whitman himself.

Admission to the Fan Museum for this gala event includes entry to the Museum’s latest exhibition, wine and light refreshments. This semi-staged rehearsed reading lasts approximately 2½ hours including intermission and is only suitable for people over the age of 18.

Early booking is absolutely essential.
Please arrive early as there can be no admission once the performance has started.

Adrian Drew has written 26 plays and all have been performed on London's Fringe, three in regional venues, one Off-Broadway and one in Buenos Aires! His collection of short stories, Shadows on the Fens will soon be published by Inde-Books and The Democracy of Oaks and six other of his plays are published by Bedfords Books, in signed and numbered limited editions, and will be available at the performance.



For further information contact:
Jenni Munday
The Fan Museum
12 Crooms Hill
London SE10 8ER
Tel. 020 8305 1441

L to R: Andrew Squires; Nigel Barber

For more information and to make bookings, please call The Fan Museum on 020 8305 1441
or email museumassistant@thefanmuseum.org.uk


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