It is Cambridge, 1915, and Tom, and awkward American graduate, meets Viv. Enchanted with each other, the couple are sucked into a whirlwind romance, but as Tom begins to become successful in the field of literature, Viv's volatility becomes a problem rather than a quirk. Their swift marriage turns into an impossible love story. Tom and Viv explores the complex relationship between T.S Eliot and his wife, Vivienne. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1984, and was made into a major motion picture starring William Defoe and Miranda Richardson in 1994. A new production opens at the Almeida Theatre, London in September 2006.
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Author Biography - Michael Hastings
Playwright Michael Hastings's other plays include For The West (Uganda), Lee Harvey Oswald, Full Frontal and Calico (also published by Oberon). In his career to date he has received an Oscar nomination, an Emmy and an Evening Standard Award.