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
*****” A deliciously haunting production from a plucky and dedicated theatre ” Spy In The Stalls
****️ “one not to miss and the performances are all first rate” Reviews Gate
****”relevant … and sleek production” Reviews Hub
“a worthwhile and memorable rendition of a play that appears genteel, but is actually depicting characters whose worlds are all collapsing” The Times
“powerful emotions explored within the family dynamic…An excellent cast” Everything Theatre
“gripping theatre” Sardines Magazine
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 including an interval.
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Tuesday & Saturday 3.30pm
Please note that after Saturday 21 September all tickets are full price.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 jermynstreettheatre.co.uk