The news comes as Tom Littler announces first season as Artistic Director.
Artistic Director Tom Littler has announced his intentions to transform the Jermyn Street Theatre into a producing theatre, having previously operated as a receiving house, producing one or two productions a year. Now for the the first time in its 23 years history, the theatre will produce its own work from this Autumn, collaborating with regional theatres and other companies on co-productions.
The news was announced as Jermyn Street Theatre announces its upcoming season of work, with Littler’s first season opening with the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s The Blinding Light about the life of August Strindberg playing from the 6th September until the 14th October .
This will then be followed by another world premiere, a production of Judith Burnley’s Anything That Flies, directed by Alice Hamilton, playing at the theatre from the 18th October until the 11th November.
Meanwhile, following its run at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Littler’s production of Miss Julie will arrive at the theatre from the November 14th until the 2nd December. It is the first revival of the play in the West End since 2000 and will star Charlotte Hamblin, James Sheldon, and Izabella Urbanowicz.
The Escape season will conclude with a production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, in an adaptation, originally created for Peepolykus. It will be directed by Lotte Wakeham and performed by a cast of three, playing multiple roles. It will play at the theatre from the 6th to the 20th December.
Talking about his first season, Tom Littler said: “Jermyn Street Theatre is an arthouse jewel in the West End’s crown. Over the next few years, our audiences will see outstanding plays and musicals – both revivals and new writing. In this tiny, magical theatre, you can see great actors up-close. Our work will be bolder and more ambitious than ever before. It will be intellectually curious, international, and liberal in outlook: plays to make you think, laugh, and cry.”
For more information about the upcoming season at the Jermyn Street Theatre visit: http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/