Jermyn Street Theatre
The REACTION Season
By Esther Freud
“Nothing can go missing. No wool, no kits. Especially no needles.”
Lady Anne Tree – one of the most aristocratic women in England – spent her life in prisons. As a visitor, she saw first-hand the aggression, low self-esteem, and high reoffending rates among the most hardened criminals. Lady Anne thought she had the answer. She would teach them needlecraft.
Based on a true story, this is an inspiring and heartwarming debut play by best-selling novelist Esther Freud, directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Gaby Dellal.
Praise for Esther Freud.
A SUPERBLY GIFTED WRITER The New York Times
FRESH, WITTY, INVOLVING AND TOUCHING The Independent
Esther Freud’s first novel Hideous Kinky was made into a film starring Kate Winslet. Granta named her one of the Best Young Novelists under 40. She has since written seven novels, including The Sea House, Love Falls, Lucky Break and most recently Mr Mac & Me.
Gaby Dellal is a British director of film, television and theatre based in America. She won a Best Film BAFTA for On a Clear Day. Her most recent feature film, Three Generations, starred Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon.
Running time around two hours, including an interval.
Directed by Gaby Dellal
Set and costume design by Liz Cooke
Lighting design by William Reynolds
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Saturday matinees 3.30pm.
£30.00 / £20.00 concessions.
Concessions available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students.
Please note that after Saturday 9 June, all performances are full price.
Previews: Wednesday 30 May – Thursday 31 May. £15.00
Under 30? – 100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s. Available until Saturday 9 June.
Thursday 7 June. Details to be confirmed; this special fundraising evening, in association with Fine Cell Work, will include drinks, a post-show Q&A, and a reception. £120. Please telephone the box office to book.