A Letter of Resignation

A Historical Drama by Hugh Whitemore

Directed by Robin Hirsch

“One of the most quietly-absorbing, intelligent and moving plays of the year” (Independent on Sunday)

1963 was an amazing year and life was changing. Britain was becoming a different place and to many people, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, seemed outdated and irrelevant – an Edwardian grandee lingering uncomfortably in the world of E-type Jaguars, Carnaby Street and Beatlemania. But few were aware that his life was scarred by domestic unhappiness and sexual betrayal. Hugh Whitemore;s fascinating play, which enjoyed a successful West End run starring Edward Fox, explores the events that lay hidden behind the headlines and examines a complex web of personal and political morality.