St James Theatre a new Off West End venue - 1st season


St. James Theatre, a new 312 seat Off West End venue in Victoria, built on the site of the former Westminster Theatre, has announced its first season.

Bully Boy, by Sandi Toksvig, from 18 Sep to 27 Oct 2012. Directed by David Gilmore. Co-produced with Lee Dean, Charles Diamond, Daniel Schumann And Royal & Derngate Northampton. Featuring Anthony Andrews. Tackles the challenging moral issues of contemporary military occupation and its effect on the mental health of serving soldiers. Major Oscar Hadley is investigating allegations of gross misconduct within a self-styled ‘Bully Boy’ unit of the British army. When young squaddie Eddie Clark from Burnley is interrogated, Oscar begins to discover that ‘truth’ in a modern insurgency can be a point of view rather than a fact.

Daddy Long Legs, music & lyrics by Paul Gordon, Book by John Caird. Based on the Novel by Jean Webster, from 31 Oct to 8 Dec 2012. Directed by John Caird, designed by David Farley, lighting by Paul Toben.Produced in association with Rubicon Theatre Company. Starring Megan McGinnis, Robert Adelman Hancock Designed by David Farley, lighting by Paul Toben. Set in the early 1900s in New England, Daddy Long Legs is the vivid account of a young orphan as she blossoms into a beautiful, intelligent and vivacious woman. An anonymous benefactor gives Jerusha Abbott an opportunity to attend college, requiring that she write to him monthly, even though he will not respond. Her letters to him paint a moving portrait of her former life in the orphanage, and the development of her mind and spirit.

Cinderella, devised by the company. Script by Adam Peck. Music by Benji Bower, from 12 Dec 2012 to 26 Jan 2013. Directed by Sally Cookson, designed by Katie Sykes, lighting by Matt Graham. Produced in Association With Tobacco Factory Theatre And Travelling Light. Modern take on one of the oldest, best loved fairy-tales of all time. When a rich man’s wife dies, his daughter Ella mourns her beloved mother with a grief as deep as the snow on her grave. Before the spring sun has time to melt it, her father takes a second wife and their peaceful life is taken over by a host of new and unpleasant relations. Her only friends are the woodland birds who roost in the tree that grows over the grave, but they are no ordinary birds. (A Christmas show for all ages over 6 )

Our Country's Good, based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally , from 30 Jan to 9 Mar 2013. Directed by Max Stafford-clark, designed by Tim Shortall , lighting by Johanna Town, sound by Andy Smith. Produced by Karl Sydow, The Out Of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton Production. Australia,1789. A boat full of murderers, thieves and marine officers arrive on a distant shore. There, an ambitious young lieutenant, Ralph Clark, is set the task of directing a cast of convicts in the Restoration comedy 'The Recruiting Officer' to celebrate the King’s birthday, the first play ever to be staged in Australia. With only two copies of the script, a cast of convicts, a leading lady facing the gallows and an uncontrollable passion for one of the convict players, Ralph’s, and Australia’s, first theatre production is in trouble from the start.

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