Tag Archives: Jermyn Street Theatre

Anything That Flies

Jermyn Street Theatre, London ****

© Robert Workman, Clive Merrison (Otto) and Issy van Randwyck (Lottie), serving his every need with quiet patience...

© Robert Workman, Clive Merrison (Otto) and Issy van Randwyck (Lottie), serving his every need with quiet patience…

When I read that Anything that Flies was her debut play by writer, Judith Burnley, I naturally assumed it was a young playwright being given a big chance by Jermyn Street’s new artistic director, Tom Littler. Continue reading

The Blinding Light

Jermyn Street Theatre, London (****)

© Robert Workman, Jasper Britton as August Strindberg in extremis...

© Robert Workman, Jasper Britton as August Strindberg in extremis…

By coincidence, one of the last reviews I did last year was of a double bill in this theatre of two lesser known Strindberg plays, The Stronger and Storm, both involving women, wives and the theatre. Continue reading

All Our Children

Jermyn Street Theatre (****)

© Camilla Greenwell, Colin Tierney as Victor Franz, Consultant Paediatrician of a euthanasia clinic...a doctor in distress...

© Camilla Greenwell, Colin Tierney as Victor Franz, Consultant Paediatrician at a children’s euthanasia clinic…a doctor in distress…

In a climate of rising harshness towards the most vulnerable in our society comes Stephen Unwin’s lucid, timely reminder from history about where regarding people as `productive tools’ leads. Continue reading

Strindberg’s Women

Jermyn Street Theatre, London (****)

© Robert Workman, Robin Kingsland (The Brother) offering consolation and advice to Sara Griffiths Gerda, the estranged wife, in Storm

© Robert Workman, Robin Kingsland (The Brother) offering consolation and advice to Sara Griffiths Gerda, the estranged wife, in Storm

August Strindberg is best known for the violence of his views on sexual politics. Miss Julie and Dance of Death are nothing if not agonised and agonising examinations of the hopeless wish to find equanimity in human relations between men and women. Continue reading