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Take Desire Away

The Queer Sensibility of A.E. Housman, in his own words

From A.E Houseman, devised and performed by Mansel David
Conceived and performed by Mansel David

Mansel David revives his acclaimed show about A. E. Housman, the classics scholar whose self-published 1896 poem cycle, A Shropshire Lad. became a publishing phenomenon and connected deeply with thousands of young men. David brings a clear, queer eye to Housman’s words – his wistful poems and very funny letters – and discovers the yearning and passion burning beneath them.

“A crafted, beautifully delivered homage to Housman… I was constantly engaged. At one stage Housman writes ‘Only the archangel Raphael could read my poetry properly’. Obviously he hasn’t heard Mansel David do so – International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival Reviews.

“A polished, effective and very accomplished performance – Diarmaid Ferriter, RTE The View.
Monday 3rd June 7:30pm

Prices TBC
Theatre at the Tabard 2 Bath Road London W4 1LW
Mon 3 June
Contact telephone: 02089956035 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
Website: tabard.org.uk/