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Hailed as a long-lost masterpiece, Harley Granville Barker's witty and compelling exploration of love, sexual attraction and independence was written in 1900 and unearthed in the British Library a century later.
Following an acclaimed run at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, Trevor Nunn's world premiere production arrives in London for five weeks only.
Harley Granville Barker is a giant of Edwardian theatre and the first modern British theatre director.
His plays, including Waste and The Voysey Inheritance, are regularly revived.
Richard Nelson is a multi award-winning playwright and librettist.
He is an honorary associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company and recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Trevor Nunn returns to Jermyn Street Theatre following Samuel Beckett's All That Fall, which transferred to the West End and off-Broadway.
He is a former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre.
On Monday 18th February there will be a Q & A immediately after the performance - all ticket holders welcome.
Three years after leaving her unfaithful husband and striking out as an artist, Agnes receives his letter ordering her home.
But Agnes married young; her innocence has gone and her ambition is growing.
Fleeing to France to find a new future, Agnes is pursued by the besotted Alec and worldly-wise Otho.
Beset on all sides, can Agnes seize the chance to shape her own life?
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Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday - 3-30pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
Naomi Frederick as Agnes Colander
Sally Scott as Emmeline Majoribanks
Matthew Flynn as Otto Kjoge
Harry Lister-Smith - Alexander Flint
Cindy-Jane Armbruster - as Martha/ Suzon
Author: Harley Granville Barker, revised by Richard Nelson
Composer: Steve Edis
Director: Trevor Nunn
Designer: Robert Jones
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Sound: Fergus O'Hare
Production: David Adkin