The Jermyn Street Theatre is to bring Ron Hutchinson’s comedy to the London stage for the first time in 15 years from the 13th February until the 11th March 2017.
Ron Hutchinson’s play casts light on the patron saint of dandies – Beau Brummell (1778 – 1840), with a script that has been updated to reinvigorate a text that is still resonant today in our celebrity obsessed world.
It is the winter of 1819. The most stylish man of his day (to whom a statue will later be raised in Jermyn Street) lives in exile in a madhouse in Calais. The mind of George Bryan Brummell, known as The Beau, revels in past glories when he dominated the worlds of fashion, wit and dress. He is convinced that his old friend and patron the Prince of Wales (now King George IV) will visit him and restore his position in society. Today, the King is coming to Calais! Beau’s valet, however, fired by revolutionary zeal, has other plans for the British monarch…
Directed by Peter Craze, the production will be brought to life by Sean Brosnan and Richard Latham. Beau Brummell is produced by European Arts Company.
Beau Brummell: An Elegant Madness will play at the Jermyn Street Theatre from the 13th February until the 11th March 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/show/beau-brummell-an-elegant-madness/.