Jermyn Street Theatre
presents

The SCANDAL Season

MAD AS HELL

By Cassie McFarlane and Adrian Hope.

A World Premiere
Directed by Cassie McFarlane

Designed by Cherry Truluck

“Who am I? A seller of dreams, of fantasies, a fairground freak. A film star!”

A bar in Jamaica. The early 1960s. When womanizing, hell-raising film star Peter Finch meets Eletha Barrett, a charismatic island girl, they both get more than they bargained for. The relationship between Peter and Eletha scandalises Hollywood, and culminates in Finch’s Oscar-winning performance in Network.

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.

Cassie McFarlane first heard the story of Finch and Barrett from her mother and aunt who, like most Jamaicans of their time, were scandalised by Finch’s relationship with a ‘local gal’. Cassie won the Evening Standard Most Promising New Actress award for her starring role in Burning an Illusion, a pioneering film of black British cinema.

Cherry Truluck returns to Jermyn Street Theatre, where her many award-winning designs include All That Fall and The Blinding Light.

Show Times

Monday – Saturday 7:30pm, Matinees Thursday and Saturdays at 3:30pm

Under 30? 100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s. Applies to any performance up until Tuesday 13 February. Bookable online and by telephone – please bring proof of age to the performance.

£15.00 Preview Tickets Wednesday 7 February & Thursday 8 February.
£20.00 Concessions Available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students.

Please note that after Tuesday 13 February all tickets are full price.

Tickets

Full Price £30.00.
Under 30? – 100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s. Applies to any performance up until Tuesday 13 February. Bookable online and by telephone – please bring proof of age to the performance.
£15.00 Preview Tickets Wednesday 7 February – Thursday 8 February.
£20.00 Concessions Available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students.
Please note that after Tuesday 13 February all tickets are full price.