Tag Archives: Tom Littler

Pictures of Dorian Gray

Jermyn Street Theatre, London ***
Box office: 0207-287-2875

www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: of performance seen June 10, 2019. 

© S R Taylor, Stanton Wright as Dorian Gray surrounded by `friends', Henry Wotton (Richard Keightley), Basil Hallward (Helen Reuben) and the subject of his misguided adoration, actress Sybil Vane (Augustina Seymour)...

© S R Taylor, Stanton Wright as Dorian Gray surrounded by `friends’, Henry Wotton (Richard Keightley), Basil Hallward (Helen Reuben) and the subject of his misguided adoration, actress Sybil Vane (Augustina Seymour)…

It was a bold idea on Tom Littler’s part to think of adapting Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray into a multi gender swapping stage production. Wilde’s persona and art was nothing if not multi-faceted, challenging gender orthodoxies of his time in almost all aspects. And respects! So, highly appropriate, and clever.  Continue reading

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