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New season announced for the Jermyn Street Theatre in Piccadilly.
The Jermyn Street Theatre in Piccadilly have announced details of their upcoming autumn season which celebrates the work of classic writers with two luminaries of twentieth century literature, a giant of European Theatre and one of the great English novelists.
The season begins with a play by 'Winnie The Pooh' creator, A A Milne, The Dover Road, which runs from 6 September to 1 October 2016. First performed in 1921, it is described as a light-hearted comedy set in a mysterious house just off the Dover Road, inhabited by the enigmatic Mr Latimer where two runaway couples find themselves enjoying the hospitality of a complete stranger, who seems to have an underlying purpose of his own. The production will be directed by Nichola McAuliffe and star Patrick Ryecart, Stefan Bednarczyk, Georgia Maguire, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, James Sheldon and Gareth McLeod.
This will be followed by Lillian Hellman's 1951 work, The Autumn Garden which runs from October 4 to 26. Described as "a slyly funny and melancholic tale of lost hopes, unrequited love and wasted lives from one of the most famous and controversial American women writers of the twentieth century" it will be directed by Jermyn Street Theatre artistic director Anthony Biggs.
Strindberg's Women, a double bill by the giant of Swedish theatre which offers a different side of his vision of the agony and ecstasy of love will run from 1 to 26 November 2016. It will bring together two plays, Stronger, the only play Strindberg wrote solely for women which tells of two women do battle for the love of one man and Storm, a study of the relationship between a man and his ex-wife.
The 2016 season will end with a new production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice adapted by Joannah Tincey, directed by Abigail Anderson and performed by a cast of two playing all twenty-one characters. Running from 29 November to 21 December 2016 it offers a brand new interpretation of one of literature's great love stories as two actors juggle the full gamut of Austen's characters and locations.
Tickets for the season are now available.