Mad as Hell is the story of little known Eletha Barrett (Vanessa Donovan), a Jamaican woman who was married to film star Peter Finch (Stephen Hogan), for his final 12 years.
Mad As Hell at Jermyn Street Theatre is an excellent new play that unearths the story of Peter Finch and Eletha Barrett, and the obstacles they faced during their time together.
Mad as Hell‘s greatest insight and piece of biographical excavation is that Peter Finch needed to feel his wife Eletha Barrett’s absence to hit the mark of the tortured mad preacher of Paddy Chayefsky’s Network.
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Cassie McFarlane and Adrian Hope’s new play Mad as Hell, about star of the film Network, Peter Finch.
Jermyn Street Theatre’s dynamic 2018 spring season 2018 focuses on scandal and its impact with four plays: Woman Before a Glass, Mad as Hell, Hilda & Virginia and The Dog Beneath the Skin.