Mad as Hell


A bar in Jamaica. The early 1960s. When womanizing, hell-raising film star Peter Finch meets Eletha Barrett, a charismatic island girl, they both get more than they bargained for.
Mad as Hell at Jermyn Street Theatre

Image: Jermyn Street Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Jermyn Street Theatre
Started: Wednesday 7 February 2018
Closed: Saturday 24 February 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Cassie McFarlane first heard the story of Finch and Barrett from her mother and aunt who, like most Jamaicans of their time, were scandalised by Finch's relationship with a 'local gal'.


Cassie won the Evening Standard Most Promising New Actress award for her starring role in Burning an Illusion, a pioneering film of black British cinema.


Cherry Truluck returns to Jermyn Street Theatre, where her many award-winning designs include All That Fall and The Blinding Light.


Synopsis


"Who am I? A seller of dreams, of fantasies, a fairground freak. A film star!"


A bar in Jamaica.


The early 1960s.


When womanizing, hell-raising film star Peter Finch meets Eletha Barrett, a charismatic island girl, they both get more than they bargained for.


The relationship between Peter and Eletha scandalises Hollywood, and culminates in Finch's Oscar-winning performance in Network.


A battle between the 'isms and schisms', of race and prejudice, and the courage of love, Mad As Hell reveals for the first time how the backdrop to Finch's iconic performance was as fiery as the role he played.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
16b Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6ST

Box office tel: 020 7287 2875

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 7 February 2018

Closes:Saturday 24 February 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£15

Standard:
£30

Concessions:

£20


100 tickets at £10 available for under-30s. Any performance until Tuesday 13 February. Bookable only by telephone - take proof of age to the performance.


Creatives


Author: Cassie McFarlane and Adrian Hope
Director: Cassie McFarlane
Designer: Cherry Truluck
Production: Jermyn Street Theatre

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