Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Maxim Gorky's THE LAST ONES to Make UK Debut at Jermyn Street Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre in collaboration with Upstart presents the UK premiere of Maxim Gorky'S THE LAST ONES, translated by Cathy Porter and directed by Anthony Biggs. The show will run June 7 2017 - July 1 2017 (Press performances June 9 & 12 - 7.30pm).

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

Translated by Cathy Porter Directed by Anthony Biggs Designed by CECILIA TRONO

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

Regional Awards


More Hot Stories For You


Will Mars Brings Hit Fringe Show To Pleasance London For Best Of Edinburgh SeasonWill Mars Brings Hit Fringe Show To Pleasance London For Best Of Edinburgh Season
September 29, 2022

For one night only, on 25th October, Will brings his acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show - My Life in One-Liners - to the Pleasance London for their Best of Edinburgh season.

CHRISTIAN BRIGHTY: PLAYBOY Comes To London's Soho TheatreCHRISTIAN BRIGHTY: PLAYBOY Comes To London's Soho Theatre
September 29, 2022

Following a completely sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, award-winning comedian and TikTok sensation, Christian Brighty brings his steamy pageant of Romantic absurdity & nonsense to Soho Theatre. Forget Bridgerton. Forget Austen. Playboy is the greatest love story you’ve ever laughed at. 

SIX Announces New Cast Members and Extends BookingSIX Announces New Cast Members and Extends Booking
September 29, 2022

A new quintet of cast members will soon become the newest wives of Henry VIII in hit West End musical, SIX, as the show extends its run at the Vaudeville Theatre with tickets now on sale up to October 2023.

New-Style Classical Music Experience to Launch With Star-Studded Handel's MESSIAHNew-Style Classical Music Experience to Launch With Star-Studded Handel's MESSIAH
September 29, 2022

Handel's Messiah: The Live Experience at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on 6 Dec 2022 will launch a new style classical music concert experience centred on the most famous works ever written.

Cirque Du Soleil's KURIOS: Cabinet Of Curiosities at Royal Albert Hall is on Sale NowCirque Du Soleil's KURIOS: Cabinet Of Curiosities at Royal Albert Hall is on Sale Now
September 29, 2022

 Cirque du Soleil has announced that tickets for its critically acclaimed touring show KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities in London are on sale now. Opening on 13th January for a limited run at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, audiences are invited to escape reality and step into a world of extraordinary imagination.