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|Larkin Around For Longer
- Pretending To Be Me extends its run
TOM COURTNEY's tribute to Philip Larkin has extended its run by three weeks. Pretending To Be Me plays at the Comedy Theatre until April 26, following a successful transfer from the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Courtney's one man show shifts between poet Larkin's letters, journals and verse. The show pays Larkin homage in a backlash against the scathing biography which earned writer and poet laureate Andrew Motion more criticism than his subject.
With director Ian Brown's help, Hull-born Courteney ambles amid tea and jazz records reflecting positively on Larkin's life and work.
Pretending To Be Me is one of several one person shows to try their luck on the West End stage recently. Like My Brilliant Divorce, currently starring Dawn French, or Elaine Stritch's recent At Liberty show, Tom Courtney promises enough wit and ingenuity to make up for his lack of cast.