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Jermyn Street Theatre announces Summer 2017 season
Anthony Biggs' final season announced.
The Jermyn Street Theatre in central London have announced their summer season which will be Anthony Biggs' final as Artistic Director. The season includes a debut work, a UK premiere and a London premiere that reflects the range of theatre and rediscoveries that the venue has become famous for.
The season opens with director Stephen Unwin’s All Our Children, directed by the author.
"Germany 1941 - a terrible crime is taking place in a clinic for disabled children. The perpetrators argue that it will help struggling parents and lift the financial burden on the mighty German state. Examines a brutal system, which sanctioned mass murder for those who led what the Nazis called ‘lives unworthy of life’."
The production runs from 26 April to 3 June with a press performance on 2 May 2017.
Maxim Gorky’s The Last Ones translated by Cathy Porter will run from 7 June to 1 July with an official opening on 9 June, directed by Anthony Biggs.
"Set in 1908, all of Russia is in chaos. Following the euphoria of the October Revolution, a tough crackdown by the government on liberals and dissidents has caused a rise in extremism, with a wave of assassinations, terrorism and open revolt. In a small town near Kazan a corrupt ex-police chief, fallen on hard times through womanising and gambling, has been forced to rely on the goodwill of his wealthier but ailing brother. As the family fritter away the last of the brother’s fortune on bribes an attempt to restore them to power, there are rumblings of discontent amongst the youngest children, the last ones. With their future so uncertain, why must they be left to pay for the sins of their parents?"
American Servicemen in Britain will run from 3 July to 29 July 2017. Created by Dan March, Jim Millard, Matt Sheahan and John Walton and inspired by the 1942 pamphlet given to GIs on their way to Blighty, the show will take the audience back to the British home front, where two American officers have been charged with explaining British life to their recently arrived countrymen.
"It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England – where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for you in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack-team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life. The problem is, they’ve only just arrived themselves! Will the plucky team succeed in explaining the quirks and customs of everyday British life? Or will Hitler’s propaganda split the allies asunder? The future of the free world hangs in the balance."
Tickets for all productions in the season are now on sale.