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Jermyn Street Theatre opens its doors with three-month festival

Over 40 productions will be available to watch in person and online.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After a year of closed doors, Jermyn Street Theatre will reopen for its audiences next month with a summer festival. This year's Footprint Festival will feature over 40 productions, taking place from 17 May - 1 August.

The Jermyn Street Theatre's artistic director Tom Littler said: "Footprints Festival will be a blast of fresh summer air after a long winter. These shows - drama, cabaret, classics, poetry, solos and showcases - are theatre at its most essential. Actors, audiences, and stories. Book early to join us at the theatre, or tune in from the sofa!"

Productions taking place during Footprints Festival will fit into one of six strands: Drama, Solo Cabaret, Classics, Showcases and Poetry. In person performances will have a maximum audience capacity of 25, with all shows being staged in a socially distanced manner.

The three headline plays as part of the festival are Biyi Bandele's Two Horsemen, Ade Morris' Lone Flyer and Mr and Mrs Nobody by Keith Waterhouse. 

The full list of shows are as follows: 

Solo shows 

How I Learned to Swim by Somebody Jones and Khadifa Wong 
Eng-Er-Land by Hannah Kumari 
Hole by Hannah Morrish
Saviour by Helen Reuben
The Whole Shebang by Jack Klaff
Vagabonds - My Phil Lynott Odyssey by Robert Mountford
Leaves by Simon Evans
The Girl Who Was Very Good at Lying by Eoin McAndrew and Fay Thomas
On Arriving by Cat Robey

Cabaret shows

Flanders and Swann 
Tom Lehrer
Dazzling Divas
Adorable Dora
The Shock of the Old
Sexy Lamp and Bicycles and Fish
Evening Conversations
Ode to Joyce

HouseFire

Classic shows

The Mahabharata
The Odyssey
Anton Chekhov
Sweet William
Pandora's Jar / Honour Among Thebes / Troy Story
Blake: Letters From Heaven and Hell

Mac and More
The Rape of Lucrece 
Wilde Without the Boy
Love and War Trilogy
Love in the Time of Corona 

Jermyn Street Theatre won Fringe Theatre of the Year in this year's Stage Awards. Over the past year, they've streamed productions including 15 Heroines, starring Patsy Ferran and Gemma Whelan.

Footprints Festival is at Jermyn Street Theatre from 17 May - 1 August.

Photo credit: Jermyn Street Theatre (Photo courtesy of Jermyn Street Theatre)

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