Jane Clegg


London, 1913. Travelling salesman Henry Clegg has taken his wife, Jane, for granted for most of their marriage, as she endures his dishonesty, infidelity and neglect, as well as his demanding mother.
Jane Clegg at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 23 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 18 May 2019
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Written in 1913 at the height of the campaign for votes for women, Jane Clegg premiered at Manchester's famous Gaiety Theatre, before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre - where it was compared to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House.


Dame Sybil Thorndike created the title role and performed it all over the world, including in a BBC Radio broadcast in 1967.


Unseen in London since 1944, Jane Clegg now receives a long-overdue new production, directed by renowned director David Gilmore.


The Finborough Theatre has also previously rediscovered two acclaimed plays by St John Ervine, most notably his play Mixed Marriage in 2011.


Synopsis


"I used to think you were so fine before I married you."


London, 1913.


Travelling salesman Henry Clegg has taken his wife, Jane, for granted for most of their marriage, as she endures his dishonesty, infidelity and neglect, as well as his demanding mother.


But when Henry is accused of embezzling money from his firm and his latest affair is revealed, Jane realises she must finally escape her life of domestic abuse for herself and her children ... only to find that for women without money and connections breaking free isn't so easy.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 23 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 18 May 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:

Prices until 5 May 2019

£18

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.


Prices from 7 May 2019

£20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats.


Concessions:

Prices until 5 May 2019

£16


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 27 April 2019 when booked online only.


Prices from 7 May 2019

£18


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Creatives


Author: St John Ervine
Director: David Gilmore
Production: Andrew Maunder in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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