Michael Praed in The White Carnation
Michael Praed in The White Carnation

In what is the first production of R. C. Sherriff's supernatural drama in sixty years, The White Carnation will transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited three week run.

Following a sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, the production opens on 4 February 2014 and stars Michael Praed (Design for Living – West End, Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty) who joins the existing Finborough Theatre cast which includes Daisy Boulton and Benjamin Whitrow (Mr. Bennet in BBC's Pride and Prejudice).

From the writer of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed plays, Journey's End and countless screenplays including Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Dam Busters and Mrs. Miniver, The White Carnation is a ghostly tale of one man's chance to do things differently.

This revival marks the first production since its premiere, starring Sir Ralph Richardson, in 1953 and is directed by Knight Mantell whose sell-out production of The Art of Concealment garnered rave reviews at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2012.