Jermyn Street Theatre Announces World And European Premieres In Autumn 'Rebels' Season
Following his hugely successful and highly acclaimed first year as artistic director, Tom Littler is marking the start of his second year at the helm with a season of new work celebrating rebellious spirits. This includes the first UK production by award-winning British/American playwright Bathsheba Doran, the world premiere of a play about the maverick surrealist, Leonora Carrington, the revival of a modern Canadian classic and a rip-roaring, spine-chilling, body-snatching Christmas comedy.The autumn REBELS Season comprises: The world premiere of Alice Allemano's About Leo, directed by JMK Award-winning Michael Oakley
5 September to 29 September - press performance 7 September. About Leo tells the true story of surrealist painter Leonora Carrington. When a young journalist turns up unexpectedly in Mexico City, the elderly Leo must confront her past, including her legendary love affair with the artist Max Ernst. Inspired by real events, About Leo is a gripping drama, which skilfully unpicks ideas about art and inspiration. This is Allemano's first play.
The European premiere of Parents' Evening, by Bathsheba Doran.
3 October to 27 October - press performance 5 October
A mini-season commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War.Billy Bishop Goes to War, by John Gray with Eric Peterson, directed by Jimmy Walters in a co-production with Proud Haddock.
31 October - 24 November - press performance 2 November Billy Bishop Goes To War is a two-man play with songs that chronicles the true story of the audacious First World War flying ace, Billy Bishop. First produced in Vancouver in 1978, it has taken its place as the most performed play in Canadian theatre history. The run is accompanied by one-night performances of This Evil Thing, a drama about conscientious objectors written and performed by Michael Mears, and Never Such Innocence, an evening of wartime music and poetry.
A co-production with the Watermill Theatre of Tom Wentworth's black comedy Burke and Hare, directed by Abigail Pickard Price.
28 November - 21 December - Press performance 30 November
Tickets priced £10 to £30, including 100 tickets at £10 for under-30s for each production, and £15 preview tickets. For full details please see the website.
Booking: jermynstreettheatre.co.uk / 020 7287 2875