Ivy and Joan by James Hogan at the Jermyn Street Theatre 2012
Ivy & Joan, two one-act plays by James Hogan, at the Jermyn Street Theatre, an Off West End venue in Piccadilly, central London, from 13 to 17 Nov 2012.
Directed by Anthony Biggs, designed by Alberta Jones, lighting by Phil Hewitt, starring Lynne Miller .
Late in life two women start new lives and leave home. But where is home? Did they ever really have one?
IVY is a barmaid, forced to retire. She has worked and lived in the same hotel for 40 years. It has been her only home, but why for so long? She has wasted all these years waiting for a lover to return and claim her. Putting on a brave face, she spends her last few minutes in employment offering wise counsel in the staff room. No one is listening.
JOAN has been to Venice with her husband. A Sunday painter, drawn by the splendour of Venetian art, she hopes for inspiration. But a joyous wedding procession in St Mark's Square reminds her of what is really missing in her life, a true soul mate. How can she ever find one now? Two intimate, funny and heartbreaking tales of loss.