Woman Before a Glass is about infamous art collector and socialite Peggy Guggenheim – also apt as the theatre is not too far away from where she opened her gallery Guggenheim Jeune exactly 80 years ago.
Austin Pendleton’s production of Woman Before a Glass, created here by Tom McClane-Williamson as the opening salvo in the Jermyn Street’s Scandal season, is a vibrant and fascinating delight which is as much a social history of the 20th century as it is a personal testament.
Woman Before a Glass at Jermyn Street Theatre, London, places the focus on Peggy Guggenheim – a pivotal figure in the 20th century art scene – and is a hugely enjoyable show that demonstrates how a true passion can last a lifetime.
In Lanie Robertson’s Woman Before a Glass at Jermyn Street Theatre – an evocation of Peggy Guggenheim’s life, art collection, and robust attitudes – Judy Rosenblatt gives a tremendous performance.
This deeply fascinating one-woman show brings Peggy Guggenheim’s colourful life vividly to the stage.
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.
Audra McDonald doesn’t just perform as Billie Holiday, she completely emmerses herself in the character in Lonny Price’s elegant but ultimately tragic production. Billie Holiday is remembered for her distinctive voice as much as her troubled personal life and this engrossing and sophisticated production really brings out her personality and story in a stylish way.… Read More
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Lady Day was originally meant to make its, and Audra’s, West End debut almost a year ago exactly but with a surprise pregnancy turning things around, the opening of the show was cancelled. Whilst this was a huge disappointment at the time, the extended wait for Miss McDonald to perform our side of the pond just built up the excitement and made her debut even more triumphant.