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Gender-swapping Dorian Gray and Trevor Nunn's Agnes Colander features in Jermyn Street Theatre season

The season features a number of premieres and revivals

Miss Julie
© Keith Pattison

The Jermyn Street Theatre has announced its 2019 spring and summer season.

Trevor Nunn's production of Harley Granville Barker's Agnes Colander (revised by Richard Nelson) will receive its London premiere from 12 February to 16 March, after previously running at the Ustinov Studio in March. Kris Hallett described the piece as "an interesting discovery" when it was first produced.

The venue's artistic director Tom Littler will helm a new production of Pictures of Dorian Gray from 5 June to 6 July. Lucy Shaw's new adaptation means the cast switch roles, creating four different casting possibilities, performed on different nights.

Howard Brenton (The Shadow Factory) will present new adaptations of Strindberg's Miss Julie and Creditors, also directed by Littler. Running in rep from 25 April to 1 June, the shows are both set in the late 19th century. Miss Julie returns after previously running in 2017.

The season features Maud Dromgoole's new play Mary's Babies, directed by Tatty Hennessy. Based on the true story of Mary Barton, the show is about how a single man's sperm is used to impregnate thousands of people. It runs from 20 March to 13 April.

Rose Heiney's Original Death Rabbit, directed by Hannah Joss, will run from 9 January to 9 February. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and now adapted for the stage, the show is based on one woman's struggle with the dark side of the internet.

Littler said: "Jermyn Street Theatre turns 25 next year and we're celebrating with this exciting season. The Portrait Season offers an incredible selection of work that combines theatrical legends with the best new talent. What can a small theatre do best? Perhaps an intimate view of humanity."

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