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Woman Before a Glass – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Lanie Robertson Director: Austin Pendleton Reviewer: Scott Matthewman For a woman born at the tail end of the 19th century, Peggy Guggenheim strikes a very modern, liberated chord in Woman Before a Glass, a one-act play by Lanie Robertson. Far more sexually and socially liberated than her peers, Guggenheim collected husbands (not necessarily her own) with as much vigour ...

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The Wasp – Jermyn Theatre, London

Writer: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm Director: Anna Simpson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott School days were the best days of your life so they say, but few of us remember it like that. While they may provide an educational foundation for who you become, that potent mix of puberty, adolescent hormones and opportunity for bullying can also have lasting effects on both the ...

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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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Cautionary Tales For Daughters – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writers: Tanya Holt and Robin Kingsland Director: Robin Kingsland Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Britain has a strong tradition of comic verse for children using outrageous tales of the naughty and stupid as warnings on how to behave, authored by such luminaries as Roald Dahl, Edward Lear and, of course, Hilaire Belloc, who wrote the most famous collection of Cautionary Tales. Building ...

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The 20th Century Way – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Tom Jacobson Director: Marylynne Anderson-Cooper Reviewer: Stephen Bates Peeling away the layers of Tom Jacobson's one-act play, here getting its UK Premiere, we find two actors, James Sindall and Fraser Wall, playing two actors, Warren and Brown respectively, playing a variety of characters caught up in intrigue in 1914 Los Angeles. Yes, it is confusing and we get only ...

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The Dover Road – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: AA Milne Director: Nichola McAuliffe Reviewer: Stephen Bates Those poor travellers trapped recently inovernight jamson the road to Dover may take some comfort from the knowledge that, back in the 1920s, things appear to have been evenworse. Then, according to AA Milne, the delay could have been as much asseven days. Milne's play was first seen in New York ...

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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 Easter Rising And Thereafter – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

The Cast of Easter Rising at Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Christopher Bland Director: Donnacadh O’Briain Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Amid the bunting and pageantry that has marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the Queen’s 90th birthday, another landmark has gone somewhat unnoticed in the public consciousness. Exactly a century ago last weekend, on Easter Monday 1916, around 1200 armed members of the Irish Volunteers and the Irish ...

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