Jermyn Street Theatre
The REBELS Season
BY BATHSHEBA DORAN
DIRECTED BY STELLA POWELL-JONES
Design Charlotte Espiner
Lighting Will Reynolds
Sound Yvonne Gilbert
“Would you please remember that it’s not us they’re assessing.”
She’s been disruptive in class. She’s rude to the teachers. And now she wants to learn the trumpet. But whose performance is really being judged? A mother and father prepare to discuss their daughter’s progress at the local primary school, but their rare opportunity for some quality time together begins to test the bonds of love, work and family.
Charged, passionate and surprising, Parents’ Evening is a fierce and funny play about modern marriage and parenthood. This European premiere marks the homecoming of a major British talent already acclaimed in America.
Mother – Amy Marston
Father – Peter Hamilton Dyer
The twosome become elastic bands in Powell-Jones’ staging, they get closer only to snap at each other a moment later, circling the room in a feral manner while they decide whether they’re going to jump at each other’s throats or embrace passionately. Broadway World
…an intriguing two-hander exploring the conflicts that arise in a relationship where priorities are often changing. London Theatre 1
Amy Marston’s eyes convey devastation, sympathy, love, sadness and affection simultaneously, which is simply exquisite. My Theatre Mates
Stella Powell-Jones’s direction keeps the ball bouncing between the two of them, keeping the play continually engaging. British Theatre Guide
…an insightful examination of modern marriage and its many challenges.
Theatre World Internet Magazine
The play cleverly plugs into the creeping insecurity all parents feel when their children’s behaviour is discussed… and draws charming performances from Amy Marston and Peter Hamilton Dyer.
A PIERCING PORTRAIT OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE. SIMPLY TERRIFIC … PERHAPS THE FINEST NEW PLAY OF THE SEASON New York Times
A PERFECTLY WONDERFUL NEW PLAY New York Times
London-bred Bathsheba Doran has established a reputation in New York as one of the best playwrights of her generation. Winner of the Berwin Lee Award, and a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and Writers Guild Award nominee, her plays have appeared at Lincoln Center Theater, and her extensive screenwriting includes Boardwalk Empire and Masters of Sex.
Stella Powell-Jones is Deputy Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.
Running time Around 90 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE – Not suitable for children under 12 years.
Monday to Friday 7.30pm
Under 30? 100 tickets at £10.00 are available for under-30s.
Bookable online or by telephone – please bring proof of age to the performance.
Preview Tickets 3—4 October £15.00
Concessions Available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students. £20.00
Please note that after Saturday 13 October all tickets are full price.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk