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NATURAL AFFECTION
"The world looks awful ugly at times...It's hard to remember that sometimes it can look beautiful too."
The UK premiere of a blistering drama by William Inge, one of the great US playwrights of the late twentieth-century.
Click for more info >>> Until 9th August 2014
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ALCHEMY
"Alchemy" is a tale that reaches deep into the mysteries that mankind has striven to solve for centuries: the story of the shadowy world of alchemy ... dark science .. and the supernatural.
Click for more info >>> 12th to 16th August 2014
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SPECIAL NIGHTS AT JERMYN STREET

Bringing you the very best of entertainment on selected evenings
Click for more info >>> Next Night is Sunday 7th September 2014
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RETURN OF THE SOLDIER
Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War, This intimate new chamber musical is based on Rebecca West's celebrated 1918 novel of the home front.
Click for more info >>> 2nd to 20th September 2014
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FLOWERS OF THE FOREST
John Van Druten's play, a time shift work set in London in 1934 and in Sussex from 1914 to 1916, the play tells the story of the Jacklyn family torn apart by the Great War.
Click for more info >>> 23rd September to 18th October 2014
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VIVIEN: Letter to Larry
Letter to Larry brings to vivid life the making, and breaking, of Vivien Leigh. When she receives a letter from Laurence Olivier asking for a divorce, she is taken to the edge, fighting for his love-and her life.
Click for more info >>> 29th September to 5th November 2014
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FIRST EPISODE
Primavera presents the first revival of Terence Rattigan's debut work First Episode which was co-authored with Philip Heimann. Based on the true story of a movie star's appearance in an Oxford student play.
Click for more info >>> 28th October to 22nd November 2014
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THE GREEN BAY TREE
Continuing the theme of unspoken sexuality, the season ends with Mordaunt Sharpe's, scandalous story of the choice between illicit love and respectabilty.
Click for more info >>> 25th November to 20th December 2014

Detailed Show Information

Show Picture Until 9th August 2014

House on the Hill Productions
in association with
Jermyn Street Theatre
present
THE UK PREMIERE OF

NATURAL AFFECTION
By William Inge

Directed by Grace Wessels
Set Design by Victoria Johnstone
Costume Design by Emily Stuart
Lighting by Steve Lowe



"The world looks awful ugly at times ... It's hard to remember that sometimes it can look beautiful too."
This July, House On The Hill Productions presents the UK premiere of a blistering drama by one of the great US playwrights of the late twentieth-century.

Christmas 1962, Chicago, small apartment ... Unconventional couple, Sue and Bernie, are awaiting the impending visit of Sue's delinquent son Donnie with excitement and trepidation. When Donnie makes an unexpected announcement, tensions between the already strained family relationships grow and competition between the two men threatens to destroy the life that Sue has worked so hard to create. On Christmas Eve when the next-door neighbours join the party, anxieties escalate resulting in an inescapable and horrific showdown.

Natural Affection flips the American Dream on its head. A complex, dark and anguished study of discordant family life, William Inge's play explores the themes of sexual dissatisfaction, loneliness, frustrated small-town dreams, alcoholism and tortured identity.
This lost treasure by an American Icon has, in the playwright's own words, "been contested, praised, disputed, and criticised." Inspired by the violence Inge was witnessing in the media at the time, Natural Affection retains the power to shock
and is as resonant today as it was when it was first produced over fifty years ago.

William Inge (1913-1973) is known as "playwright of the American Midwest". He earned the title of most promising playwright of the 1950 Broadway Season for his play, Come Back, Little Sheba which was later to be made into a film by Paramount Pictures starring Shirley Booth and Don Lancaster. In 1953, he won a Pulitzer Prize, The Drama Critic Circle Award, The Outer Circle Award and The Theatre Club Award for his play, Picnic, which also later became a film by Columbia Pictures starring William Holden, Kim Novak and Rosalind Russell.
His other plays include, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, and Bus Stop which achieved international recognition when Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray and Eileen Heckart starred in the Academy Award winning 1957 movie.

Acclaimed star of the stage and screen, Lysette Anthony is to lead the cast, playing Sue. Heralded as the 'Face of the Eighties' by David Bailey, her recent theatre credits have included Oscar Wilde's Lady Winderemere's Fan at the Royal Exchange Theatre (for which she was nominated for a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award), Manchester Royal Exchange's production of Noel Coward's Hayfever, (also nominated for a Manchester Evening News Award for Best Actress); and Bath Theatre Royal's tour of Noel Coward's Present Laughter (with Simon Callow). Well-known to television, Lysette has had lead roles in a multitude of dramas including Night & Day, Jonathan Creek, Murder In Suburbia, Dombey & Son and her 4 years starring in Three Up, Two Down. She has appeared in over thirty feature films including Without a Clue with Michael Caine & Ben Kingsley, Woody Allen's award winning Husbands & Wives and Look Who's Talking Now with John Travolta.
CAST:
Lysette Anthony, with Louis Cardona, Timothy Knightley, Adriana Maestranzi,
Jessica Preddy, Jeremy Smith, Jonathan Wadey



Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinees 3.30pm


£20.00, £18.00 concessions.

Special Friends Night: Tickets for Wednesday 30 July £16.00 (only available with a Jermyn Street Theatre Friends Membership through the box office)

All tickets booked via Box office with any credit/debit card is subject to a £1.00 booking fee (e:g £15 + £1 = £16.00)
Tickets booked online are subject to the above plus an additonal booking fees (see online booking screen)


Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875

Or online: Click Here for Tickets



Show Picture 12th - 16th August 2014

The Caamora Theatre Company
in association with
Jermyn Street Theatre

present

ALCHEMY

A Musical written & composed by Clive Nolan
Produced by Clive Nolan
Directed by Ian Baldwin
Sound by Mark Westwood
Lighting by Alec Morris


London 1842

Professor Samuel King embarks on a quest to find the three hidden artefacts left behind by alchemist, Thomas Anzeray. Initially he is aided and later betrayed by Lord Jagman, who believes King to be dead. Jagman pursues the artefacts, with no heed for human life or feeling. He tricks some vital information from a helpless girl, Amelia, imprisoned in Newgate for unpaid debts. She finds herself double-crossed and sentenced for public execution, but as she is taken to the scaffold before the baying crowd, she is saved by a daring escape plan from King and his friends, Eva and William. It is now a race against time as King tries to prevent Jagman from securing the artefacts and performing the long lost "Anzeray Ritual", which would open the doorway between life and death and unleash chaos itself! The safety of the world is at stake...

"Alchemy" is a tale that reaches deep into the mysteries that mankind has striven to solve for centuries: the story of the shadowy world of alchemy ... dark science ... and the supernatural. This is a Victorian 'Steampunk' tale of adventure, passion, betrayal and revenge ... The search for long lost secrets ...the lust for retribution and the quest for the greatest power on earth. It is a race for the ultimate prize ... transforming lead into gold, changing death into life, or perhaps turning hatred into love.

Clive Nolan a musician, composer and producer who has played a prominent role in the recent development of progressive and symphonic rock, known from the internationally acclaimed bands like Pendragon, Arena, Shadowland, Strangers on a Train and many others. His first musical, "She", premiered in Poland in 2007 and was subsequently performed in Bolivia, Holland and the UK.
In 2010 the Bolivian government awarded him with the title of Honorary Visitor to Santa Cruz, Bolivia for his theatre work in the city of Santa Cruz. "Alchemy" with libretto based on Nolan's original story, premiered in the concert version in Poland and was released on CD and DVD in February 2013.
The full theatrical shows of the musical were performed at the Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre in September 2013, where Nolan was awarded with the MLWZ Golden Lexicon Award for Outstanding Achievements in Music for his musical "Alchemy".

"The arrivalof Clive Nolan at the peak of his career." Dmitry M. Epstein, Let it Rock
"The culmination of years of work, and the result is staggering." Kev Rowlan, Prog Archives.


CAST:
Clive Nolan (Professor Samuel King), Andy Sears (Lord Henry Jagman)
Agnieszka Swita (Amelia Darvas), Victoria Bolley (Eva Bonaduce), Matthew Ronchetti (William Gardelle), Chris Lewis (Milosh/Thomas Anzeray), Ross Andrews (Ben Greaves/Captain Joseph Farrell), Verity Smith (Mrs Jane Muncey/Jessamine)


Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 3.30pm


£22.00 £18.00 concessions

All tickets booked via Box office with any credit/debit card is subject to a £1.00 booking fee (e:g £15 + £1 = £16.00)
Tickets booked online are subject to the above plus an additonal booking fees (see online booking screen)


Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875

Or online: Click Here for Tickets



Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875

Show Picture SPECIAL NIGHTS AT JERMYN STREET

Jermyn Street Theatre brings high-quality entertainment to the London stage.

Cabaret

MOBILE MANIA

By ANDREW BARROW
Featuring CRAIG BROWN, VIRGINIA IRONSIDE, ANDREW MARTIN AND OTHERS

This rollicking one-off show celebrates an all-pervasive modern phenomenon: over-heard mobile conversation, those tasty or repellent one-sided fragments of other people's private and professional lives, their gestures of despair and irritation, their mega-tantrums, in-jokes, instant post-mortems, office politics, whoops of joy and anger, devilishly dull domestic detail, ultimatums, gossip, sporting news, amorous overtures, transport problems and breathtakingly banal banter.

This first dramatisation of Andrew Barrow's Great Book of Mobile Talk, illustrated by Posy Simmonds and published by Square Peg last year, embraces not only life, death and the whole damn thing but also carries an eerie sense of multiple off-stage dramas.

Sunday 7th September 4.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: £12.00.
All tickets booked via Box office with any credit/debit card is subject to a £1.00 booking fee (e:g £15 + £1 = £16.00)
Tickets booked online are subject to the above plus an additonal booking fees (see online booking screen)

Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875

Or online: Click Here for Tickets


Cabaret

TEA WITH THE OLD QUEEN

The fictional diaries of Backstairs Billy
Written & directed by Graham Woolnough

Starring Ian Stark

A funny, witty and poignant play revealing the eccentricities of our monarchy as recorded in the fictitious 'secret' diaries of William Tallon - Steward and Page of the Backstairs to the Queen Mother.
Billy has seen and done it all....
Billy died a few years after the Queen Mother, taking with him his secrets - or so they thought!

This hilarious comedy from award-winning writer Graham Woolnough, was the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe and has been delighting audiences across the Uk.
"Ian Stark's performance is constantly engaging ... the writing is lively ...Woolnough, who has also directed the show, provides plenty of wit and Stark's energetic flare ensures it is never a chore to sit through .. amusing and well delivered.



Sunday 14th September 8.00pm

Tickets: £16.00, £13.00 concessions.
All tickets booked via Box office with any credit/debit card is subject to a £1.00 booking fee (e:g £15 + £1 = £16.00)
Tickets booked online are subject to the above plus an additonal booking fees (see online booking screen)


Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875

Or online: Click Here for Tickets




Show Picture 2nd to 20th September 2014

Aria Entertainment and Guy James
in association with Penny Rock Theatre Productions & Jermyn Street Theatre
presents

THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER

A new musical

Directed by Charlottoe Westenra
Music by Charles Miller.
Book and Lyrics by Tim Sanders

Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War, The Return of the Soldier is an intimate new chamber musical based on Rebecca West's celebrated 1918 novel of the home front.
An intensely bitter-sweet tale dissects the very different love of three women for Christopher. When he returns from the war with shell-shock, there are profound consequences for each of them.
With a cast of five, this powerful new music drama with its rich and arresting score, becomes an eloquent treatise on the nature of love, truth, memory and loss. In the end, only an extraordinary sacrifice will restore a fragile status quo.



CAST:
To be confirmed

Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Thursday/Saturday matinees 3.30pm. Additional performances Monday 8th 7.30pm, Sunday 14th at 3.30pm


£22.00, &18.00 concessions. Thursday matinees £16.00.
Earlybird offer all tickets £15.00 if booked before 1st August

All tickets booked via Box office with any credit/debit card is subject to a £1.00 booking fee (e:g £15 + £1 = £16.00)
Tickets booked online are subject to the above plus an additonal booking fees (see online booking screen)


Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875

Or online: Click Here for Tickets



Show Picture 23rd September to 18th October 2014

Jermyn Street Theatre

presents

FLOWERS OF THE FOREST

by John Van Druten
Directed by Anthony Biggs
Designer Victoria Johnstone

A time shift work set in London in 1934 and in Sussex from 1914 to 1916, the play tells the story of the Jacklyn family torn apart by the Great War.

Tackling the issues of how that conflict had a long lasting and devestating effect on a whole generation, the play is a both a eulogy to those who fell and a testament to those who lived on without them.

John Van Drutten was one of the most popular playwrights of the inter-war and early post-war years and was best known for his works Bell, Book and Candle, which was later made into a film starring James Stewart and Kim Novak and his adaptation of Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood - I am a Camera.


CAST:
To be confirmed


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


£22.00 £18.00 concessions.
Earlybird offer all tickets £17.00 if booked before 8th September.


Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875
Online bookings available from Thursday 31st July.


Show Picture 29th September to 5th November
(see exact dates below)


Jermyn Street Theatre
presents

VIVIEN:
LETTER TO LARRY

Writtten by Donald McDonald
Directed by Wayne Harrison.
Lighting by Martin Kinnane.

Following the Paris World Premiere season in 2013, and special performances celebrating Vivien Leigh's centenary, Donald Macdonald's new VIVIEN: Letter to Larry plays Jermyn Street Theatre's inaugural Matinee Seasons. VIVIEN: Letter to Larry brings to vivid life the making and breaking, of Vivien Leigh. When she receives a letter from Laurence Olivier asking for a divorce, she is taken to the edge, fighting for his love-and her life.

Chiming with the BFI Vivien Leigh season, the current Starring Vivien Leigh room at the NPG, the high-profile acquisition of Vivien's archive by the V&A, and this autumn's 75th anniversary of Gone With the Wind, VIVIEN: Letter To Larry brings the spirit of Vivien back to the West End.
I'm dedicated to theatre. Always have have been and always shall. So there". Vivien Leigh.

Lindeman's Stage credits include Sons of Cain (Wyndhams); The Admirable Crichton (Haymarket) opposite Rex Harrison (Vivien's early co-star) Prin (Lyric); The Deep Blue Sea (Apollo). A Dolls House (Salisbury Playhouse) Sweet Phoebe, Kafka In Love (Kings Head) Screen credits include: Merchant Ivory's Howards End, Maigret and The Maid, (opposite Michael Gambon), Let Them Eat Cake, (French and Saunders), Melba, Robbery Under Arms, and her break-through lead role in award-winning Thames TV film Catherine. Donald Macdonald is an award-winning writer and actor. His plays include the smash-hit comedy Caravan, Seasons and The Boulevard Play. A new play is currently being developed for the London stage. He recently performed Saint John in Edinburgh and New York.


CAST:
Susie Lindeman


At 2.30pm on the following days
29th & 30th September: October 1st,6th,7th,8th, 13th,14th,15th, November 3rd,4th,5th.


£15.00, £ 12.00 concessions


Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875
Online bookings available from Thursday 31st July.


Show Picture 28th October to 22nd November 2014

Primavera Productions in association
with Jermyn Street Theatre

presents

FIRST EPISODE

by Terence Rattigan
Directed by Tom Littler

Primavera presents the first revival of Terence Rattigan's debut work First Episode which was co-authored with Philip Heimann.
Based on the true story of a movie star's appearance in an Oxford student play, the play charts the relationship of best friends Tony and David as their friendship is tested when Tony becomes besotted with the beautiful film star Margot Gresham.

First Episode is one of the earliest plays to deal explicitly with homosexuality and marks the start of Rattigan's glittering career.



CAST:
To be confirmed


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


£22.00 £18.00 concessions.
Earlybird offer all tickets £17.00 if booked before 6th October.


Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875
Online bookings available from Thursday 31st July.


Show Picture 25th November to 21st December 2014


Evergreen Productions in association
with Jermyn Street Theatre

presents

THE GREEN BAY TREE


by Mordaunt Shairp
Directed by Tim Luscombe


"I hope I shan't meet you one day in Piccadilly with a painted face, just because you must have linen sheets"

A beautiful young man is forced to choose between the love of his fiancee and the lifestyle of his male mentor.

This is the infamous comedy of manipulation that, in 1934, made a leading Broadway star of Laurence Olivier, opposite his then-wife Jill Esmond.

Written by Mordaunt Shairp (1887-1939), the play was last revived in the early 1950s, when the lead was played in London by the playwright's stepson Hugh Williams (father of Simon Williams) and in New York by Denholm Elliott.

'I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree'.
Psalm 37

Alexander Mordaunt Shairp was born in 1887 in Totnes, Devon. He was educated at St Paul's School and Lincoln College, Oxford. He spent most of his life as a schoolmaster. Many of his plays propound the theories of Freud and Havelock Ellis, and include the psychological dramas The Offence and The Crime at Blossoms. The Green Bay Tree (1933) was a scandalous hit in the West End and on Broadway. He was briefly a script writer in Hollywood, and then returned to London to resume teaching, living in Hampstead with his wife Hilda and stepson Hugh Williams, the future actor and playwright. He died in January 1939. 'One of the three best plays of 1933' Evening News
'A wonderful piece of work... brilliantly done and sensationally successful' Laurence Olivier 'Confessions of an Actor'


CAST:
To be confirmed


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


£22.00 £18.00 concessions.
Earlybird offer all tickets £17.00 if booked before 4th November.


Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875
Online bookings available from Thursday 31st July.