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NEWS: Jermyn Street Theatre appoints new Artistic Director

After nearly five yeas in post, Anthony Biggs has announced today [3 February 2017] he will be leaving Jermyn Street Theatre this summer. The venue has also annouced Tom Littler [pictured above] as Biggs' successor. As Artistic Director at the London venue, Bigg's final production will be the UK Premiere of Maxim Gorky's The Last One. Biggs will be succeeded by ...

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I Have Been Here Before – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: J. B. Priestley Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Jon Wainwright A Yorkshire pub is the down-to-earth setting for J. B. Priestley's remarkable play about interdependence within society and the power of the human imagination to challenge fate. It's perfectly natural for strangers to meet at an inn, but not so common for life-changing and dramatic events to emerge from the ...

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The First Man – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Maryam Philpott London is awash with premieres in October. Over in Leicester Square, the London Film Festival welcomes the first UK, and in some cases the world, showings of the latest artistic movies attended by the cream of Hollywood. But only a few minutes away down a tiny road near Piccadilly Circus The ...

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Flowers of the Forest – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: John Van Druten Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Stephen Bates Middle class dramatists of the mid 20th Century were swept out of favour by the new wave created by John Osborne and others in the late1950s. However, now, with Noel Coward’s works rarely absent from our stages and with Terence Rattigan having been rehabilitated into mainstream theatre for some time, ...

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The Potsdam Quartet – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: David Pinner Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Jon Wainwright [rating:4.5] Love and peace are the two great goals of personal and political life, but what stands in the way of us getting just what we want is other people and their selfish desires. The balancing act at the heart of the human condition – we are self-conscious individuals within a ...

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On Approval – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Frederick Lonsdale Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2] On Approval was written in 1926 by Frederick Lonsdale as a comedy of manners capturing the shifting dynamics in gender rôles in a world where suffragists and the Great War had ushered in the potential for great change. Against this backdrop, Lonsdale posits a scenario with two wealthy woman – ...

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St. John’s Night – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen, translated by James McFarlane Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Mary Halton [rating:3] Jermyn Street Theatre always has a wonderful atmosphere about it – almost as though a professional production is being staged in your own living room, surrounded by family and friends. Unfortunately, their UK premiere of one of Ibsen’s early works and first foray into comedy does ...

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