The Jermyn Street Theatre – small as it is – has been rocking Howard Brenton’s latest play Cancelling Socrates, set in Ancient Greece and dealing with the last days and condemnation for sacrilege of the philosopher Socrates.
‘Michael Pennington’s voice is remarkable’: THE TEMPEST – Jermyn Street Theatre
The Jermyn Street Theatre is a tiny place to stage a play that is more usually seen filling all the space on offer at the RSC or the National Theatre, but the scale gives Tom Littler’s production of The Tempest particular meaning.
‘This bijou, quirky production has made me see new things in the play’: THE TEMPEST – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★★
One of the interesting, rewarding quirks in Tom Littler’s small-but-perfectly-formed Tempest is that Tam Williams doubles as Ferdinand, the ultra-virtuous shipwrecked Prince, and as a particularly farouche bare-breasted Caliban.
NEWS: Michael Pennington returns; Sian Phillips & Oliver Ford Davies join Jermyn Street autumn
London’s Jermyn Street Theatre has announced its first full season since reopening with the Footprints Festival earlier this year. The Encounters Season, which runs from mid-September to the end of the year, features some of the UK’s best-known stage names.
‘I think it can be quite cathartic for art to explore the pandemic’: Actor Ian Hallard’s debut play Adventurous premieres online
Actor Ian Hallard chats about his debut play Adventurous which is being produced online by the Jermyn Street Theatre.
NEWS: Jermyn Street Theatre dark for rest of 2020, artistic director lambasts ‘deafening Government silence’
Jermyn Street Theatre has announced that it will remain closed until some point in 2021. Tom Littler lays bare the lack of support from Westminster.
NEWS: Jermyn Street Theatre flooded during lockdown, crowdfunding campaign extended
Just after reaching its initial £10,000 target in a public fundraising campaign set up in response to the financial threat posed by the coronavirus crisis, Jermyn Street Theatre has been severely flooded.
‘The gothic horror is bought to life’: PICTURES OF DORIAN GRAY – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★★
Tom Littler has taken one of literature’s most flamboyant and controversial writers of his generation and added his own twist. The Pictures of Dorian Gary runs smoothly and I would be as bold to say Oscar Wilde would have enjoyed this version of his novel too.
‘Handsomely staged production’: PICTURES OF DORIAN GRAY – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★
This production of Pictures of Dorian Gray at Jermyn Street Theatre is intriguing, and offers chances to see the parts played differently, but there are inevitable losses.
‘A production of highs & lows’: PICTURES OF DORIAN GRAY – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★
It was a bold idea on Tom Littler’s part to think of adapting Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray into a multi gender-swapping stage production.
‘It could be any Hampstead media power-couple falling out today’: CREDITORS – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★
The artistic love affair between August Strindberg’s ghost, playwright Howard Brenton and director Tom Littler continues to bear strange fruit in Creditors at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
NEWS: Trevor Nunn, Howard Brenton & a gender-shifting Dorian Gray headline Jermyn Street’s 25th anniversary
Jermyn Street Theatre launches into its 25th anniversary year with a season of work that brings together celebrated theatrical figures Trevor Nunn and Howard Brenton with a rich array of exciting new talent.
WATCH Parents’ Evening’s new show trailer: Who are the adults? Who are the kids?
Can parents be as childish as their offspring? Who’s really being assessed when it comes to Parents’ Evening at school? Jermyn Street Theatre has released a fantastic new show trailer for the European premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s 2010 Off-Broadway hit, with the action now relocated to the UK. Time to get booking!
PHOTOS: Sneak a peek into rehearsals for Parents’ Evening + #SchooldaySelfies
British-born stage and screenwriter Bathsheba Doran is coming home care of Jermyn Street Theatre’s European premiere production of her 2010 hit Off-Broadway hit Parents’ Evening, which starts performances next week. Sneak a peek into the rehearsal room with stars Peter Hamilton Dyer and Amy Martson – and check out the team’s hilarious #SchooldaySelfies. Time to get booking!
NEWS: Bathsheba Doran makes European debut with Parents’ Evening, relocated to UK. Cast announced
Casting is announced today for the European premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s 2010 hit Off-Broadway two-hander Parents’ Evening, which has been relocated to the UK for its run at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre next month. Time to get booking!
NEWS: Jermyn Street features world & European premieres in autumn Rebels season
Following his hugely successful first year as artistic director, Tom Littler is marking the start of his second year at the helm with a season of new work celebrating rebellious spirits.
FEATURED SHOW: Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30 at Jermyn Street Theatre, ★★★★★ reviews are in!
A historic hit! Jermyn Street Theatre’s historic staging of Noel Coward’s full Tonight at 8.30 cycle has wowed the critics who attended this past weekend’s trilogy days. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review quotes below, including from our own Cowardologist Libby Purves. Get your tickets before they’re all gone!
‘From the 1930s to the Netflix generation comes a prototype binge-watch’: TONIGHT AT 8.30 – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★★
One of the pleasures for an amateur Cowardologist is spotting echoes and pre-echoes of other plays; and, not least, marvelling at the Master’s particular gift for sending up situations in one play which he takes with painful seriousness in another.
PHOTOS: First-look at first-ever London revival of Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30
Got your tickets yet for Jermyn Street’s historic staging of Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30? It’s the first time that all nine plays in the cycle have been staged together in London since their 1936 premiere. Check out our gallery of production shots from the first three Bedroom Farces below – and then get booking!
WATCH: Tonight at 8.30 cast introduce you to the plays in Noel Coward’s epic cycle
We continue our series building up to the opening of Jermyn Street’s complete staging of Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30 with these new, rehearsal room videos from the cast introducing the nine plays in the cycle, not seen all together in London since their 1936 premiere. Watch onscreen below – and then get booking to watch onstage!
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