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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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Merit – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Alexandra Wood Director:Tom Littler Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz   Given the UK’s continued economic torpor, it is somewhat surprising that so few British playwrights have chosen to tackle austerity as a subject. This may be due to the fact that, while far from being sheltered from the storm (thank you, Mr Osborne), Britain has thus far escaped the more egregious ...

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The Wind in the Willows – Guildford Shakespeare Company, Guildford

Authors: Kenneth Graham Writer/Adaptor: Ant Stones Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Bill Avenell What a shame that in this clever adaptation of Kenneth Graham’s classic tale, delivered out doors and promenading through the grounds and woods of Watts Gallery, there is no river. No doubt Health and Safety would have something to say if there had been an actual rather than ...

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Twelfth Night – Guildford Castle. Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Ann Bawtree William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night or What You Will is so well known that this preposterous plot is now perhaps one of the author’s popular comedies and a goodliterary romp. It is extraordinary to think that in the canon of his work the play falls chronologically between the great tragediesHamlet and Troilus ...

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Martine – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Jean-Jacques Bernard Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Stephen Bates Returning from war in Syria to stay with his grandmother in rural France, Julien walks down a country road and catches sight of the lovely Martine, who has found shade from the mid-day sun under a tree. The attraction between them is instant and mutual, but social conventions intervene and unhappiness ...

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The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Wing Pinero Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Harry Stern You might be forgiven for thinking that sometimes Arthur Wing Pinero is too verbose for his own good. Or perhaps it isn’t his verbosity that does him down but the convolution of his plotting. Notwithstanding this complexity, liable to flummox the inattentive, his writing is a veritable fount of ideas ...

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As You Like It – Guildford College of Law, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] The elegant surroundings of the gardens of the Guildford College of Law prove an ideal setting for the Guildford Shakespearean Company’s late-Edwardian open air production of As You Like It. Stately buildings, hints of ruins and leafy glades frame this happiest of Shakespearean tales as not even the bitterest of ...

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The Living Room – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Graham Greene Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Graham Greene’s first play The Living Room hasn’t been revived in the UK since opening in 1953 so Primavera’s revival for the Jermyn Street Theatre offers a rare chance to experience Greene the playwright. After the death of her mother, 20 year old Rose ...

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