Jermyn Street Theatre

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Jermyn Street Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre.JPG
AddressJermyn Street
London, SW1
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′33″N 0°08′04″W / 51.5092°N 0.1345°W / 51.5092; -0.1345Coordinates: 51°30′33″N 0°08′04″W / 51.5092°N 0.1345°W / 51.5092; -0.1345
Public transitLondon Underground Piccadilly Circus
TypeWest End Studio Theatre
Capacity70
OpenedAugust 1994; 24 years ago (1994-08)
Website
jermynstreettheatre.co.uk

Jermyn Street Theatre is a performance venue situated in Jermyn Street,[1] in London's West End.

Formerly the changing rooms for staff at the Spaghetti House restaurant, it was transformed under the leadership of Howard Jameson into a 70-seat studio theatre. It opened in August 1994. Its artistic directors include Neil Marcus, David Babani, Anthony Biggs and Tom Littler.[2]

In their mission statement, the theatre states that their aim is "to provide talented new actors, directors and writers with the opportunity to be recognised and given a platform in the best West End Studio Theatre."

In 2012 Trevor Nunn directed Michael Gambon and Eileen Atkins in the stage premiere of All That Fall by Samuel Beckett[3]. In October 2012 Anthony Biggs was appointed Artistic Director.[4] He was replaced in 2017 by Tom Littler, [5] who announced his intention to transform the theatre into a producing house.[6] [7]

In 2018 the theatre announced an almost complete revival of the Tonight at 8:30 cycle by Noel Coward.[8]

Its honorary patron is Princess Michael of Kent and its patron is Michael Gambon.

Location[edit]

The theatre is located at 16b Jermyn Street, close to the Criterion Theatre. The closest tube station is Piccadilly Circus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Time Out, London
  2. ^ "About Us - Jermyn Street TheatreJermyn Street Theatre". Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ The Stage
  5. ^ https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2017/tom-littler-replace-anthony-biggs-artistic-director-jermyn-street-theatre/
  6. ^ https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2017/tom-littler-vows-turn-jermyn-street-full-time-producing-theatre/
  7. ^ https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2017/mark-shentons-top-6-london-fringe-theatres/
  8. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/9-hour-noel-coward-jermyn-street_45780.html

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