Rediscovered Classic

Agnes Colander



12 February -
16 March 2019


“In my life, I’ve always done what I’ve wanted.”

Three years after leaving her unfaithful husband and striking out as an artist, Agnes receives his letter ordering her home. But Agnes married young; her innocence has gone and her ambition is growing. Fleeing to France to find a new future, pursued by the besotted Alec and worldly-wise Otho, can Agnes seize the chance to shape her own life?

Hailed as a long-lost masterpiece, Harley Granville Barker’s compelling exploration of love, sexual attraction and independence was written in 1900 and unearthed in the British Library a century later.

Harley Granville Barker is a giant of Edwardian theatre and the first modern British theatre director. His plays, including Waste and The Voysey Inheritance, are regularly revived.

Richard Nelson is a multi award-winning playwright and librettist. He is an honorary associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company and recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Trevor Nunn returns to Jermyn Street Theatre following Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall, which transferred to the West End and off-Broadway. He is a former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre.


Cindy-Jane Armbruster
Martha & Suzon
Andrew has performed in roles for Bristol Old Vic, Shakespeare's Globe, and Theatre Royal Bath.
Matthew Flynn
Otto Kjoge
Matthew's stage appearances include the NT's War Horse and productions at the RSC, The Globe, and the Young Vic.
Naomi Frederick
Agnes Colander
Ian Charleson Award nominee Naomi has performed leading roles for Shakespeare's Globe and has appeared in numerous productions for the NT and RSC.
Harry Lister Smith
Alexander Flint
Harry has been seen in several shows at Trafalgar Studios and on the BBC series War & Peace.
Sally Scott
Emmeline Marjoribanks
Sally has performed at Theatre Royal Haymarket and Wyndham's Theatre and received an Offie nomination for her role in Agnes Colander.

Harley Granville Barker
Richard Nelson
Trevor Nunn
Robert Jones
Set and costume design
Paul Pyant
Lighting design
Fergus O'Hare
Sound design
Steven Edis
Ginny Schiller
Casting director


“A witty and compelling exploration of love, sexual attraction and independence.”
London Theatre 1
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“A bona fide revelation.”
The Daily Telegraph
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“Passionate and compelling.”
Bristol Post
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“Engaging and enlightening.”
Broadway World
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“Astutely stylish production.”
Act Drop
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“Aesthetically seductive with some captivating acting and thought-provoking perceptions.”
Spy In The Stalls
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