Show Picture Until 24th October 2014

Jermyn Street Theatre



by John Van Druten
Directed by Anthony Biggs
Designer Victoria Johnstone
Lighting Designer Charlie Lucas
Sound Designer Gareth McLeod

On Tuesday 14 October at 7.00 pm.
Pre-show Q&A with director Anthony Biggs and assistant
director Joshua Stamp-Simon on stage, hosted by Dr. Cindy Lawford:
John van Druten's 1930s view of World War I will be discussed.

1934, Bedford Square, London. In their beautiful and tasteful home Naomi and Lewis Jacklin live a contented, if unromantic, life of luxury. But when her disapproving sister Mercia arrives unexpectedly one evening with some of Naomi's old belongings, memories of the past, long since forgotten, flicker to life: a vicarage in Sussex in October 1914, and a final dinner before the men leave for war...

Set during and after the First World War, John van Druten's Flowers of the Forest is an enthralling, heart-wrenching story of love, memory and devastating loss by one of the most acclaimed playwrights of the 1930s.

John Van Druten (1901-1957) was a prolific playwright who achieved success in Britain and America. He is best known for his play I am a Camera (1951), his dramatisation of Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories which formed the basis of the musical Cabaret. Other work includes Young Woodley (1925), London Wall (1931), Behold We Live (1932) and Bell, Book and Candle (1950), later made into a film starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. He wrote the screenplay for the film Gaslight starring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotton and Angela Lansbury.

Patrick Drury, Daniel Fine, Jennie Goossens, Gareth McLeod, Debra Penny, Victoria Rigby, Mark Straker, Alwyne Taylor, Gabriel Vick, Max Wilson and Sophie Ward.

Due to popular demand the production has been extended
Extra performances on Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th October

Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday/Sunday matinees 3.30pm

Running time 2hours 35 minutes

£22.00 £18.00 concessions.

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'Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.'

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