Maxim Gorky's THE LAST ONES to Make UK Debut at Jermyn Street Theatre
Designed by CECILIA TRONO, THE LAST ONES will feature lighting by TOM KITNEY, sound by YVONNE GILBERT, costumes by Gregor Donnelly, and creative producer TOM MANSFIELD.
"My children, my babes, my last ones..."
The euphoria of the 1905 revolution is long over, and Russia is in chaos. As the government begins a brutal crackdown, a corrupt ex-police chief fears for his life after a failed assassination attempt by terrorists. Having frittered away his money on womanising and gambling, he and his family have been forced to take refuge in his wealthy brother's house. Now, with the resurgence of the old order, he has an opportunity to bribe his way back into power. But there are consequences, and when his children meet a mysterious stranger who talks of the future, they begin to question everything they've been told. As dark secrets from the past are revealed, and their world begins to collapse around them, how can they continue to defend their father?
The Last Ones is a strikingly relevant and vivid portrayal of a family and a country in the grip of revolution, from one of the most important writers of the Twentieth Century.
The cast is led by Daragh O'Malley (ITV's Sharp), Louise Gold (Gypsy - West End), Tim Woodward (Any Human Heart - C4) and also includes Omar Baroud, David Burt, Tom Colley, Maroussia Frank, Louise Gold, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Kirsten Obank, Annabel Smith, Andrew Still and Emily Woodward.
The Last Ones is part of Anthony Biggs' final season as Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre. The season also includes the world premiere of Stephen Unwin's All Our Children, which examines a brutal system that sanctioned the Nazi mass murder of disabled children during the 1940s, and the London Premiere of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, a funny and tender portrait of the World-War Two home front.
During his five years as Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre, Biggs has overseen rare revivals by classic British authors including JB Priestley, Terence Rattigan and A.A. Milne, and less familiar names such as St John Hankin and John Van Druten. He has also focused on international writers such as Reza De Wet, Eugene O'Neill and Lillian Hellman. There has also been an eclectic programme of new work by playwrights including Ruby Rae Spiegel, Stephen Berkoff, and Lee Tannen, and musicals including See What I Wanna See, Closer Than Ever, and I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road. Some of the many emerging artists who have recently worked at JST with Biggs include Max Barton, Hannah Hauer-King, Roy Alexander Weise and Rebecca Lee.
IF YOU GO:
Jermyn Street Theatre in Collaboration with Upstart presents the UK premiere of
Maxim Gorky'S THE LAST ONES
June 7 2017 - July 1 2017
Press performances June 9 & 12 - 7.30pm
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm Saturday matinees 3.00pm
At Jermyn Street Theatre
16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST
Tickets: £22.00, £18.00 concessions.
Earlybird Offer: all tickets £17.00 if booked before 1st May Previews: £10.00 Wed 7th & Thurs 8th only
Box office: 0207 287 2875 and online at www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk