Jermyn Street Theatre announces 21st anniversary season
The Off-West End venue is staging two premieres and a rare revival
Jermyn Street Theatre artistic director Anthony Biggs has announced a season of two premieres and a rare revival to kick off the venue's 21st anniversary in 2015.
Running from January to April, the line up is made up of James Hogan's two works Ivy and Joan, The Last of The De Mullins by Edwardian playwright St John Hankin and The Heart of Things by Giles Cole.
Ivy and Joan, which run from 6 to 24 January, are billed as "two intimate, funny and heartbreaking tales of love and loss". They will star Lynne Miller and Jack Klaff in a double bill.
Next up, producers Stephen McGill and Joel Marvin present The Last of the De Mullins (3-28 February). Set in the Edwardian England of 1908, the play centres on a woman who defies her family and the traditions of the age, rejoicing in being a working mother and refusing to be tied to the institution of marriage.
Directed by Joshua Stamp-Simon, this will be the play's first professional staging in Britain since 1909. Writer St John Hankin was a comic playwright and drama critic of The Times who took his own life aged just 39.
The season ends with Close Quarter's premiere of The Heart of Things by Giles Cole, which runs from 3 to 28 March. The play, Cole's first since The Art of Concealment, is set in the aftermath of the 2010 general election and explores themes of "family, ambition, love and loyalty".
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