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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 Twentieth 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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I Loved Lucy – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Sandra Dickinson in I Loved Lucy

Writer: Lee Tannen Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There can be little doubt that Lucille Ball was a phenomenon both in front of, and behind, the TV cameras. Her phenomenally successful 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy was not only beloved by all, but she and her husband Desi Arnaz produced the show themselves, and its success led their production ...

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Desperate Measures – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

The cast of Desperate Measures at London's Jermyn Street Theatre

Book and lyrics: Robin Kingsland Music and lyrics: Chris Barton Director: Chris Barton Reviewer: Stephen Bates   The saying goes that anyone who remembers the Swinging Sixties could not have actually been there. It is a fair bet that most if not all of the youthful cast and creatives involved in this throwback to the era of Profumo, Keeler and ...

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