Less Than Kind by Terence Rattigan at Jermyn St 18 Jan

Less Than Kind, by Terence Rattigan, at the Jermyn Street Theatre, an off West End venue in Piccadilly, central London, from 18 Jan to 12 Feb 2011.

Starring Michael Simkins (Sir John Fletcher), Sara Crowe (Olivia Brown), Caroline Head (Diana Fletcher), David Osmond (Michael Brown), Katie Evans (Polton), Gillian Roy (Miss Dell).

Directed Adrian Brown, designed by Suzi Lombardelli, lighting by Justin Emrys-Smith. Produced by Planet Theatre Productions Ltd and Alex von Saxe Productions Ltd.

Concerns Michael Brown, an idealistic socialist 17 year old who on his return from five years evacuation in Canada during World War Two, is horrified to find Olivia, his widowed mother living with Sir John Fletcher, a married Tory MP and industrialist. The play centres on Olivia’s anguish as she is torn between her love for her son and for her lover.

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