Doonreagan by Ann Henning Jocelyn - Jermyn Street
Doonreagan, a play about poet Ted Hughes’ experiences at Doonreagan House written by current owner Ann Henning Jocelyn, at the Jermyn Street Theatre, a 70-seat Off West End venue in Piccadilly, from 3 to 21 Sep 2013.
Directed by Alex Dmitriev, cast includes Daniel Simpson, Flora Montgomery. It is designed by Fionntan Gogarty, lighting by Ana Vilar, produced by Berislav Juraic for CTCo Theatre Productions .
Following the suicide of his first wife, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes took sanctuary in Doonreagan House with his mistress Assia Wevill, a married woman with whom he’d been having an affair since before the death of Plath. This explores their doomed relationship during their brief but intense spell in the country house in Connemara, Ireland, their personal and poetical difficulties as they try to escape from the shadow of Hughes’ first marriage, and their struggles to better know each other and themselves away from the judgments, pressures and prying eyes of the rest of the world.