Monday, 3 August 2020
Kingsley Amis wrote The Green Man, a genuinely good novel-length tribute to the English ghost story tradition. Elizabeth Jane Howard famously shacked up with Robert Aickman on a canal boat and wrote 'Three Miles Up', among other strange tales. Amis and Howard met when she invited him - rather reluctantly - to speak at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. In this play, Sarah Wooley dramatises their meeting and the affair that sprang from it.
These writers, eh? At it like bunnies half the time. Disgraceful.