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SPECIAL NIGHTS AT JERMYN STREET

Bringing you the very best of entertainment on selected evenings
Click for more info >>> Sunday 7th December 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 >>> Now extended to 24th 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 >>> Wed 15th October only
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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 21st December 2014

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Show Picture SPECIAL NIGHTS AT JERMYN STREET

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



Cabaret NOVELLO & SON

In 1938 Madame Clara Novello Davies - singer, pianist, conductor, one of Cardiff's most famous daughters - looks back at her life and her relationship with her son, Ivor, whose unexpected fame has eclipsed hers.

In a funny yet poignant fianl performance, she sings his songs, and allows us a glimpse of her conflicting emotions ... envy, guilt, regret ... and a new feeling of invisibility.


Rosamund Shelley as Clara Novello Davies
and
Christopher Littlewood as her accompanist

Directed by Pip Broughton


SUNDAY 7th December 2014 at 8.00pm

Tickets: £15.00 £12.00 concessions

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Show Picture NOW Extended until 24th October 2014

Jermyn Street Theatre

presents

FLOWERS OF THE FOREST

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.



**** "strong performances from the cast of 11 - Biggs' production is elegant and measured". The Stage

**** "another beautifully improbable Jermyn triumph - and a fine naturalistic set by Victoria Johnstone, It deserves full houses." TheatreCat

**** "solid, very well acted and commendable" The Public Reviews


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.

CAST:
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.'


Show Picture Only now on Wednesday 15th October


Jermyn Street Theatre
presents

VIVIEN:
LETTER TO LARRY


Regretfully, the acclaimed Production of VIVIEN: Letter To Larry, by Donald Macdonald, is now postponed to 2015, due to a family death.

However, to honour audiences of the advertised matinee season, actress Susie Lindeman will perform the role on these dates:
2.30pm on 15th October only

"Incarnated bewitchingly, almost as if by magic" Nouvel Observateur
"An interpretation of genius" REG'Arts, Paris.



£15.00, £ 11.00 concessions


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Show Picture 28th October to 22nd November 2014

Primavera in association
with Jermyn Street Theatre
presents

FIRST EPISODE

A comedy by Terence Rattigan
Co-authored by Philip Heimann
Directed by Tom Littler

Set design by Neil Irish
Costume design by Emily Stuart
Lighting design by Tim Mascall
Sound design by Matt Eaton

Starring Caroline Langrishe

Oxford. Summer 1933.
Brideshead Revisited meets The History Boys.

Tony and David have been best friends throughout their time at university, but does their loyalty go deeper? When Tony falls in love with the beautiful movie star Margot Gresham, in Oxford to appear in a play with the undergraduates, their relationship is put to the test.

Both touching and uproariously funny, First Episode is one of the earliest plays to deal explicitly with homosexuality, and for lovers of Rattigan's work it is fascinating to see the first fruits of his creativity.

First Episode was Rattigan's first play, written while he was still a student. It transferred to the West End and Broadway in 1934. Lost in the archives for decades, this is its first ever revival.

Primavera's past productions at Jermyn Street Theatre include The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith, The Living Room, Bloody Poetry, Anyone Can Whistle and Saturday Night.

Caroline Langrishe leads an outstanding young cast as Margot Gresham. Langrishe's prolific career includes Charlotte Cavendish in Lovejoy and Georgina Channing in Judge John Deed for the BBC, as well as numerous roles on stage.



CAST:
Adam Buchanan, Gavin Fowler, Harry Gostelow, Alex Hope, Molly Hanson, Philip Labey, Caroline Langrishe


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


£22.00 £18.00 concessions.



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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.

The Green Bay Tree (1933) was a scandalous hit in the West End and on Broadway.
Alexander Mordaunt Shairp was born in 1887 in Totnes, Devon. 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
Or online: Click Here for Tickets