Manfred

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Manfred by Lord Byron

This haunting, poetic drama stars Joseph Millson. Manfred, living isolated, high in the mountains, tortured and haunted by a dark crime, invokes spirits in search of solace but finds no peace.

Adapted and directed by Pauline Harris

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2017 is the 200 year anniversary of the completion of Manfred:

George Gordon Byron (22 January 1788 - 19 April 1824) is regarded as one of the greatest British poets. Often described as the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, Byron remains widely read and influential. Byron wrote this "metaphysical drama", as he called it, after his marriage failed in scandal amidst charges of sexual improprieties and an incestuous affair between Byron and his half-sister, Augusta Leigh. Attacked by the press and ostracised by London society, Byron fled England for Switzerland in 1816 and never returned. Manfred was written immediately after this.