Withnail and I

Author(s): Bruce Robinson Company: Birmingham Rep

Written and adapted for the stage by Bruce Robinson himself, the writer and director of the original film, the film, based on Robinson's own unpublished novel, was produced by Handmade Films and starred Richard E Grant, Paul McGann and Richard Griffiths.

September 1969… the swinging ’60s, rock ’n’ roll, counter culture bohemianism… and two young unemployed actors—the flamboyant, boozy Withnail, and the shy, contemplative Marwood—live in utter squalor in a flat in Camden Town, praying for a job… Their only visitor is their drug dealer, Danny; their only expeditions are to the local pubs; and their only friends each other…

Needing a break from the atrocious state of their acting careers, they hit upon the idea of a nice holiday—and Marwood proposes a trip to a cottage in the Lake District, owned by Withnail's wealthy Uncle Monty. Monty lives in Chelsea, and after a few drinks together, agrees to lend them the key to the cottage—for a price...



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