It is the winter of 1819. The most famous wit and dandy of them all, the man who taught a generation of Englishmen how to dress, friend and confidant to lords, ladies and royalty, is preparing to receive the Prince of Wales. But this is not Bath or Brighton or any of the other fashionable watering holes where for years Beau Brummell held court to regency swells. The most stylish man of his day now lives in a madhouse in Calais with his valet, determined as ever to relive past glories. Beau Brummell had its world premiere at the Theatre Royal, Bath in February 2001, and starred Peter Bowles.