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Jane Clegg

4 star rating

Closed 18 May 2019

Finborough Theatre

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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Show details

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.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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.


Note: two press nights on Thursday 25 and Friday 26th April.


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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

Press night:Thursday 25 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


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

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


Cast


Alix Dunmore - Jane Clegg

Maev Alexander - Mrs Clegg, her mother-in-law

Theo Wilkinson - Johnny Clegg

Eve Prenelle - Jenny Clegg

Brian Martin - Henry Clegg

Matthew Sim - Mr Munce

Sidney Livingstone - Mr Morrison


Creatives


Author: St John Ervine
Director: David Gilmore
Set designer: Alex Marker
Costume designer: Carla Evans
Lighting: Richard Williamson
Sound: Edward Lewis
Production: Andrew Maunder in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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