The production will begin performances at the theatre from the 20th May.

Jonathan Taylor Productions has announced a production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Respectable Prostitute will be presented at the Playground Theatre from this May.

1940s America is hot, steamy, and wild. Neon signs fill the streets with light while a sinister air blows. Powerful people spread false truths for their personal ambition.

In the midst of lies, fake news, racism and other daily affronts in the southern United States, an innocent prostitute wants to tell the truth about a brutal murder while an influential senator tries to convince her otherwise.

The production is set to be directed by Lisa Forrell who said: “Just as the Nazis were being uprooted from France in 1945, Sartre turned to writing about America. An America riddled with prejudice, racial hatred, corruption, lies, abuse of women and guns. This brilliantly written parable exposes the roots of America today like no other and is the most vivid, excoriating tale for our time. How much has changed in 75 years? Palpably not much at all.”

Full casting and creative team for the production has yet to be announced.

The Respectable Prostitute will play at the Playground Theatre from the 20th May until the 6th June.