Now We Are Sixty explores the life and works of A. A. Milne – the author who achieved worldwide fame and fortune when he created the character of ‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ in stories written for his infant son, Christopher Robin.
Now We Are Sixty
By Gyles Brandreth and Julian Slade
Directed by Martin Milnes
Yet the acclaim of those “four slim volumes” eclipsed the main legacy of the man who wrote plays, poetry and novels which delighted readers long before he started writing for children... a fact which haunted the man whose wit and humour enchanted generations but hid experiences of a much darker nature. The original production of NOW WE ARE SIXTY had an acclaimed sell out run at the Cambridge Arts Theatre in 1986 and was set to transfer to London’s West End … but when box office draw Aled Jones’ voice broke and he was no longer able to play the role of Christopher Robin, plans fell through and the show never reached its West End destination.
Andrew C Wadsworth as A.A. Milne, Charlotte Page as Daphne Milne, Russell Grant as John, Philip Lee as Ken, James Bentham as Thomas, Meghan Rayner as Celia and Steffan Wayne as Christopher Robin.
Music by Julian Slade and H. Fraser Simson, Lyrics by A.A. Milne, Musical Director: James Church, Designer: Susie Caulcutt, Design assistant: Zita Syme, Associate Director: Brendan Matthew, Choreography by Lee Greenaway, Production manager: Matt Tarbuck and Deputy Stage Manager: Sarah Bunting