URINETOWN & THIS MAY HURT A BIT Set for St. James Theatre's Spring 2014 Season
David Gilmore, Artistic Director, has confirmd details of the upcoming season of main house productions at the St. James Theatre. The 312 seat main house is an exciting alternative to the West End, staging a varied programme of quality plays and musicals and featuring excellent sightlines from every seat. The intimate studio space incorporates the very best of both established and emerging talent in the worlds of cabaret, music, comedy and theatre. The informal bar and brasserie on the ground floor, and the elegant Carrara restaurant on the first floor cater for all pre and post-theatre tastes. Earlier this month, the St. James Theatre was one of only seven theatres shortlisted for the My Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award out of over 225 theatre venues across the country.
SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE - UNTIL 09 NOVEMBER 2013
Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed production of Ingmar Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage (5* Sunday Telegraph, 4* Evening Standard/ Daily Telegraph/ Independent/ Sunday Times/ Sunday Express/ Times / Time Out) will complete its run at the St. James Theatre on 09 November 2013, as planned. The adaptation of the script is by Joanna Murray-Smith, original designs were by Rob Jones, and these have been adapted for the St. James Theatre production by Al Turner; original lighting was by Paul Pyant, adapted by Derek Anderson and fight direction is by Terry King.
The cast is Olivia Williams (Marianne), Mark Bazeley (Johan), Shane Attwooll (Peter/Arne), Melanie Jessop (Mrs. Palm/Mrs Jacobi) and Aislinn Sands (Katrina/Eva). Scenes from a Marriage is produced by St. James Productions.
A portrait of extraordinary intimacy and a searchingly honest and moving love story. We follow Johan and Marianne from their seemingly perfect happy marriage through betrayal and loss to warring contenders in divorce and beyond.
LONDON PREMIERE OF IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play - 13 NOVEMBER 2013 - 04 JANUARY 2014
Peter Huntley and Just for Laughs Theatricals, in association with Theatre Royal Bath Productions present the Ustinov Studio production of Sarah Ruhl's Tony nominated IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play. The production will run at the St. James Theatre from 13 November 2013 to 04 January 2014, with press night on 21 November.
The cast is Madeline Appiah (Elizabeth), Edward Bennet (Leo Irving), Natalie Casey (Catherine Givings), Jason Hughes (Dr. Givings), Flora Montgomery (Sabrina Daldry), Owen Oakeshott (Mr. Daldry) and Sarah Woodward (Annie).
Late 19th Century New York State. A time of great innovation and social change. Whilst enthusiasm grows amongst the well-to-do for the new electric light bulb, Dr Givings has been working on his own strange electrical device. His aim is to treat female hysteria, but his first patient emerges from her first session glowing and keen to return...
IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play is a provocative, touching and entertaining story about sex and intimacy.
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE - 10 DECEMBER 2013 - 5 JANUARY 2014
Tall Stories' latest collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Snail and the Whale, will play at the St. James Theatre from Tuesday 10 December 2013 to Sunday 5 January 2014, following a national tour. Press performances will take place on Thursday 12 December at 12pm, Friday 13 December at 12pm and Saturday 14 December at 1.30pm.