The Jermyn Street Theatre Autumn Season
Anthony Biggs has announced his first season as new artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre, a 70-seat Off West End venue in Piccadilly, central London,
Steven Berkoff: Religion and Anarchy 24 Sep to 26 Oct 2013. Steven Berkoff will direct with Max Barton, his one act plays in rep including the premieres of Roast, Guilt, Line-Up, Gas and How To Train an Anti-semite. The season will also include his epic poem Requiem for Ground Zero, which Berkoff himself will perform once a week. Alongside the fully produced plays, there will be a series of readings of his other one-act plays and at least 20 of his works will feature in the season.
The Potsdam Quartet a comedy by David Pinner, directed by Anthony Biggs , 29 Oct to 23 Nov 2013. Set in the summer of 1945 as the Second World War comes to an end, Stalin, Truman, Churchill and Atlee, the ‘Big Four’, meet at Potsdam in Occupied Germany. Their mission - to decide how to administer punishment to the defeated Nazi Germany , which agreed to unconditional surrender nine weeks earlier. The goals of the conference also include the establishment of post-war order, peace treaties issues, and countering the effects of the war. As the four most powerful men in the world gather to set out the new order, in an ante-room a British string quartet, guarded by a Russian soldier, wait to perform. As the musicians bicker and the quartet begins to disintegrate, next door the fate of the world is being settled.
The Little Beasts (What Happens To Naughty Children) a new children's musical by Luke Bateman and Michael Conley, from 26 Nov to 19 Dec 2013. A farm for the fiendish, a menagerie for the mischievous and a warning to the wicked, this modern take on an 18th century cautionary tale for children. Children are transformed into the animals they most resemble. The show will feature puppetry, masks, magic.