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Jermyn Street Theatre

Lillian Hellman’s
The Autumn Garden

Directed by Anthony Biggs
Assistant Director/Sound by Tania Holland Williams
Designed Gregor Donnelly
Lighting design by Tim Mascall
Composer Luke Bateman

A London premiere from the Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Children’s Hour and The Little Foxes.

The Gulf of Mexico, 1949. The formerly well off Tuckerman family has hit hard times. To make ends meet, Constance Tuckerman has opened up the old summerhouse to family and friends as paying guests. As the season draws to a close and the guests prepare for one last party, tensions rise as Constance awaits the arrival of her former fiance and his glamorous wife.

Lillian Hellman’s The Autumn Garden is a tender and wryly funny tale from one of the most acclaimed and controversial American writers of the twentieth century.


Lucy Akhurst (Rose)
Madalena Alberto (Nina)
Mark Aiken (Ned)
Sam Coulson (Freddy)
Gretchen Egolf (Carrie)
Mark Healy (Nick)
Hilary Maclean (Constance)
Tom Mannion (General Griggs)
Madeleine Millar (Sophie)
Susan Porrett (Mrs Ellis)
Salim Sai (Leon)
Leonie Schliesing (Hilda)

Previous Praise:

**** ‘Wipes the grit off a forgotten pearl’ Claire Allfree, Daily Telegraph. (Eugene O’Neill’s The First Man

**** ‘Biggs’s elegant and measured production’ Paul Vale, The Stage (John Van Druten’s Flowers of the Forest)

**** ‘Vehement, vivid and richly rewarding’ Sam Marlowe, The Times (South African Season)

**** ‘Anthony Biggs’s deeply absorbing revival’ Paul Taylor, The Independent (Charles Morgan’s The River Line.

Show Times

Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinees 3.00pm (note earlier start time).
Extra matinee Thursday 27th at 3.00pm


£24.00, £20.00 concessions
Previews 5th & 6th Oct.only. £15.00