Jermyn Street Theatre’s dynamic Spring Season 2018 focuses on scandal and its impact. Putting on stage four shocking stories that will outrage, delight, and open our eyes to new perspectives.
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Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST
Jermyn Street Theatre is located at the Lower Regent Street end of Jermyn Street, next to Getti (Italian) Restaurant. The nearest underground station is Piccadilly Circus (on Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines). The nearest rail station is Charing Cross.
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Jermyn Street Theatre’s dynamic Spring Season 2018 focuses on scandal and its impact. Putting on stage four shocking stories that will outrage, delight, and open our eyes to new perspectives, this season casts light on some of the extraordinary women who didn’t mind being the subject of scandal as long as they could remain true to themselves.
Lanie Robertson’s Woman Before A Glass brings Peggy Guggenheim’s remarkable story to life – showing how her love life was as colourful as her art collection and how her passionate loyalties changed the face of twentieth century art. Mad as Hell, written by Cassie McFarlane and Adrian Hope, will reveal for the first time how the backdrop to Peter Finch’s iconic Oscar-
Maureen Duffy’s double-
Tom Littler, Jermyn Street Theatre’s Artistic Director, comments, ‘Following the wonderful reception for our Escape Season so far, I am excited to announce our Scandal Season, which runs from the New Year until Easter 2018. It features three world premieres, one UK premiere, and a rare revival of a truly remarkable 1930s drama. The plays tell the stories of some incredible, path-
Jermyn Street Theatre’s Spring Season 2018 :
Woman Before A Glass
17 January – 3 February (Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat 3.30pm)
Peggy Guggenheim collected art, and artists. Married to Max Ernst, lover of Samuel Beckett, champion of Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso, Peggy’s love life was as colourful as her art collection. She moved to Venice in the late 1940s and quickly became one of its most glamorous, scandalous residents. Lanie Robertson’s play brings Peggy’s remarkable story to life. Peggy’s passionate loyalties and prejudices changed the face of twentieth century art -
Mad as Hell
A bar in Jamaica. The early 1960s. When womanizing, hell-
A battle between the ‘isms and schisms’ of race and prejudice and the courage of love, Mad as Hell reveals for the first time how the backdrop to Finch’s iconic performance was as fiery as the role he played.
Hilda & Virginia
27 February -
(Tues – Sat 7:30pm, Thurs & Sat, 3.30pm)
Maureen Duffy’s double-
In A Nightingale in Bloomsbury Square, Virginia Woolf looks back on her life, uncovering the hidden stories behind her iconic novels. From the torture of depression to the scandal of her lesbian affairs, Virginia goes down fighting. As the saying goes: well-
Proud Haddock presents The Dog Beneath the Skin
The sleepy English village of Pressan Ambo has a secret. Ten years ago, Sir Francis Crewe, heir to the local estate disappeared. Every year a young man is chosen by lot to go searching for him. Alan Norman, accompanied by a surprisingly intelligent dog, sets out on a journey through pre-
Part madcap misadventure, part piercing social satire, Auden and Isherwood’s vivid depiction of a world on the brink of collapse has never seemed so timely.
Jermyn Street Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre is an arthouse theatre in the heart of the West End. A 70-
This summer Tom Littler became Artistic Director. Littler relaunched the venue as a producing house with The ESCAPE Season. The ESCAPE season opened with the world premiere of Howard Brenton's The Blinding Light, directed by Tom Littler, which was nominated for four OffWestEnd Awards.
This was followed by the world premiere of Judith Burnley's Anything That Flies directed by Alice Hamilton. The ESCAPE season continues with Howard Brenton's new version of Miss Julie, co-