REVISED BY RICHARD NELSON.
DIRECTED BY TREVOR NUNN.
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.
Martha & Suzon
Set and costume design
“A witty and compelling exploration of love, sexual attraction and independence.”
“A bona fide revelation.”
“Passionate and compelling.”
“Engaging and enlightening.”
“Astutely stylish production.”
“Aesthetically seductive with some captivating acting and thought-provoking perceptions.”