The Ceremony Of Innocence

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Martyn Wade's play about the life of composer Benjamin Britten explores his professional and personal passions, focusing on the foundation of the Aldeburgh Festival and, through it, on the nature of his interest in the young people who played roles in the first performances of some of his compositions.

With Simon Russell Beale as Britten, Julian Wadham as Peter Pears, and a cast including Anna Massey, John Wood and Alan MacNaughtan.

Director Cherry Cookson

By Martyn Wade, starring Simon Russell Beale as Benjamin Britten and Julian Wadham as Peter Pears.

It is 50 years since the first Aldeburgh Festival, and this new play about the life and work of Benjamin Britten explores his professional and personal passions.

The play focuses on the foundation of the festival and, through it, the nature of his interest in the young people who played roles in the first performances of some of his compositions.

Also starring Anna Massey, John Wood and Alan MacNaughtan.