European Arts Company in association
with Jermyn Street Theatre
Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness
Emmy award winning writer Ron Hutchinson.
Directed by Peter Craze.
It is the winter of 1819. The most stylish man of his day (to whom a statue will later be raised in Jermyn Street) lives in exile in a madhouse in Calais. The mind of George Bryan Brummell, known as The Beau, revels in past glories when he dominated the worlds of fashion, wit and dress. He is convinced that his old friend and patron the Prince of Wales (now King George IV) will visit him and restore his position in society. Today, the King is coming to Calais! Beau’s valet, however, fired by revolutionary zeal, has other plans for the British monarch…
Combining the grandeur of King Lear with the regency farce of Blackadder III, this superb black comedy has been described as “Waiting for Godot for the fashion conscious”.
Sean Brosnan and Richard Latham.
Sean Brosnan mesmerises as the Beau. A spectacle both ludicrous and touching due to Peter Craze’s adroit direction’ – Time Out
‘Full of witty aphorisms. As Beau Brummell, Sean Brosnan is haughty, cool, racked with impotent rage and convincingly mad. His coarse-grained valet, played by Richard Latham, excites more sympathy.’ – The Stage
Selected praise for the company:
“Utterly compelling and heart-rending, brilliant ensemble acting, GO!” – Stephen Fry
“This is a small but brilliant company” – Gyles Brandreth
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Observer
★★★★ The Scotsman
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm. Saturday matinees 3.30pm
TICKETS: £22.00 Full Price. £20.00 concessions.