Farnham Rep in conjunction with Phoenix Arts presents a rehearsed reading of
JEFFREY BERNARD IS UNWELL
A play by Keith Waterhouse
Based on the life and writings of Jeffrey Bernard.
Gambler, journalist, fervent alcoholic and four times married Jeffrey Bernard wrote the “Low Life” column for the Spectator magazine chronicling Soho life as well as offering a very personal philosophy on vodka, women and race-courses. From this, Keith Waterhouse has brilliantly constructed a play. Set in a saloon bar, Bernard narrates a story of hilarious anecdotes and witty reminiscences after passing out in the lavatory of his favourite pub “The Coach and Horses”.
“This is a script that will give bad language a good name” Financial Times.
“Witty, humane, generous, sad and infinitely more than a journalistic in-joke. It is actually a play about stylish self-destruction brimming with crisp one-liners.” The Guardian
With actor Ian Cullen as Jeffrey Bernard.
Cast includes: Richard Costello, Su Douglas, Rowan Suart and William Whymper.