First-Ever Revivals of THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBSMITH and FIRST EPISODE Set for Primavera Theatre's 2014 Season
Primavera is presenting three extraordinary plays in 2014.
The first is the first ever revival of The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith, by Arthur Wing Pinero, the foremost playwright of the Victorian theatre. Directed by Abbey Wright and starring Rhiannon Sommers, this is a major rediscovery.
The second is Martine, by Jean-Jacques Bernard, one of the finest plays of the French theatre, written in 1922. This is the first revival since it was staged by Peter Hall at the National Theatre in 1985.
In the autumn, Primavera presents the first ever revival of Terence Rattigan's first play, First Episode. Tom Littler directs this charming and moving comedy about student life in 1930s Oxford.
Primavera is an award-winning theatre company which focuses on revivals and rediscoveries. Its last production was the first major revival of The Living Room, by Graham Greene, at Jermyn Street Theatre in spring 2013. It received OFFIE NOMINATIONS: Best Director (Tom Littler), Best Set (Cherry Truluck), Best Male Performance (Christopher Timothy), Best Female Performance (Emma Davies).
Before that, recent productions were Shiverman, a new play by James Sheldon at Theatre503, and a revival of Bloody Poetry, by Howard Brenton, at Jermyn Street Theatre. These received outstanding national reviews and a number of Off-West End Award nominations.