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TOM AND VIV
Co-produced by Mark Rubinstein
Almeida Theatre
Opened September 2006.  Written by Michael Hastings
'A magnificent piece of theatre' - The Sunday Times

Tom and Viv centres on the troubled marriage of American poet TS Eliot to the wealthy English socialite Vivian Haigh-Wood. It was to be a haunted union that began in haste and ended in Viv being institutionalised. By turns funny, moving and harrowing, the play is also an exploration of the primitive treatment of mental illness, the condition of the Edwardian upper classes and the nature of shared poetic inspiration.