Rediscovered Classic

The Voice of the Turtle

BY JOHN VAN DRUTEN.

DIRECTED BY PHILIP WILSON.

27 June -
20 July 2024

Overview

I always think that everyone ought to be in love with someone.

New York, 1943. Sally Middleton has sworn off love, vowing to focus on her stage career instead. However, her best friend and fellow actor Olive Lashbrooke has other plans. When Olive discovers that an old flame is in town, Sally finds herself stuck consoling Olive’s current beau, Sergeant Bill Page. Trapped in Sally’s apartment to escape the rain with only cocktails for company, what will happen when two people bruised by love are thrown together for a weekend?

This heart-warming comedy by John Van Druten – best-known for I Am A Camera, which formed the basis of the book for Cabaret – originally ran for 1,557 performances, making it one of the longest-running plays in Broadway history. This witty, wise and romantic play returns to the West End for the first time since it played at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1947. Directed by Philip Wilson who returns to Jermyn Street Theatre after the success of The Oyster Problem, it follows on from JST’s acclaimed revival of Van Druten’s Flowers of the Forest in 2014.


People

Imogen Elliott
Imogen Elliott
Sally Middleton
Nathan Ives-Moiba
Nathan Ives-Moiba
Bill Page
Skye Hallam
Olive Lashbrook

John Van Druten
Writer
Philip Wilson
Director
Ruari Murchison
Set Designer
Anett Black
Costume Designer
Chris McDonnell
Lighting Designer
Simon Slater
Composer and Sound Designer
Amos Clarke
Stage Manager


Media

“a romantic comedy that is at once witty, tender, and wise.”
New York Herald Tribune

 
 

Tickets

27 June -
20 July 2024

Monday to Saturday
7.30pm

Tuesday, Saturday
3.00pm

Preview Tickets (Thurs 27 & Fri 28 June) £15

The Half Tickets £26 (£22 concs) if booked before 31 May
Available to under-30s, over 65's, theatre unions, anyone with access needs or in receipt of Universal Credit and students

The Quarter Ticket £31 (£27 concs) booked between 1 and 26 June
Available to under-30s, over 65's, theatre unions, anyone with access needs or in receipt of Universal Credit and students

Beginners £35 (£31 concs) if booked after 27 June
Available to under-30s, over 65's, theatre unions, anyone with access needs or in receipt of Universal Credit and students

Captioned Performance Mon 15 July 7.30pm

Every day 10 tickets for £10 are available for under 30s or those in receipt of Universal Credit, only bookable from 12 noon on day of performance by calling box office.