The Memories Season
FOR SERVICES RENDERED
By Somerset Maugham
Directed by Tom Littler
Set design by Louie Whitemore
Costume design by Emily Stuart
Lighting design by Ali Hunter
Sound design by Yvonne Gilbert
“I think one should make allowances for all these young things who are faced with problems we never dreamed of.”
A warm September afternoon in an idyllic English village. Tea is served on the terrace. Sounds of a tennis party float across the lawn. But this England has no place for the heroes of the First World War. No jobs to sustain them, no mantelpieces for their medals, and no money for their debts. Against the odds, three sisters must carve new paths in an uncertain world.
Somerset Maugham’s sharply observed and passionate play is a Chekhovian masterpiece of desire, frustration and hope.
Praise for For Services Rendered.
AN ENTHRALLING THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT. Times
MAUGHAM’S PLAY OFFERS A BLISTERING PORTRAIT OF THE RUINOUS AFTERMATH OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. Guardian
UP THERE WITH THE BEST, DEMONSTRATING AN ACUTE, CHEKHOVIAN UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN HEART. Daily Mail
Somerset Maugham was among the most successful novelists and playwrights of the inter-war years. Many of his novels, including The Painted Veil, Theatre, Up at the Villa and Of Human Bondage, have been adapted for screen. His plays include The Circle, The Letter, and Sheppey.
Tom Littler is Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre, where his recent productions have included Pictures of Dorian Gray, Creditors, Miss Julie, The Blinding Light and Tonight at 8.30.
Running time Around two hours 15 minutes including an interval.
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Tuesday & Saturday 3.30pm
Under 30? 100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s. Bookable online or by telephone – please bring proof of age to the performance.
Preview Tickets 4—5 September £15
Concessions Available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students. £20
Please note that after Saturday 21 September all tickets are full price.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 jermynstreettheatre.co.uk