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.
Lanie Robertson’s 2005 bio-monologue about Peggy Guggenheim could be just another ‘poor rich girl’ tale, but in Guggenheim and in the performance from Judy Rosenblatt we see not only a tale of a woman who singlehandedly ensured modern art survived but also changed the way people looked at how art should be.
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.
Lots & lots of shows have their first performances in London and across the country this month, including new productions of Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, and Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.
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.