New season announced at the Jermyn Street Theatre
A new season of theatre has been announced at the Jermyn Street Theatre, with a world premiere and a London premiere as part of the season.
Titled ‘Memories’, each production during the season centres around the idea of memory, with each show considering how real-life events and memories from the past play a role in present events.
Ahead of the season, Jermyn Street Theatre’s artistic director Tom Littler said: ‘All four of this autumn’s plays are about the power of memories. From the long shadow of the First World War stretching across the manicured lawns of For Services Rendered, to the burning rage and secrecy that fires The Ice Cream Boys; from the diaries, letters and lost LPs that make up my production of All’s Well That Ends Well, to the scraps of overheard conversations that provide the dialogue for One Million Tiny Plays, this season celebrates memories: moving, absurd, and hilarious.’
For Services Rendered will be revived at the off-West End venue, first performed at the National Theatre in 1979. The play follows World War One veterans as they navigate post-war life and find themselves in a new society. The production will run from 4th September to 5th October.
The world premiere of The Ice Cream Boys will also be performed as part of the season. As political enemies come together, they settle old scores and reflect upon each others lives. The production will run from 9th October to 2nd November.
In a co-production with Guildford Shakespeare Company, All’s Well That Ends Well is a romantic play by William Shakespeare, as an orphaned Helena travels across Europe in order to find happiness. The production will run from 6th October to 30th November.
The London premiere of One Million Tiny Plays About Britain rounds off the Memories season. Originally published in The Guardian, audiences will see snapshots of different lives across Britain, from a mother’s love life to a father helping his son. The play will run from 2nd December to 11th January.