Celebrating its 21st anniversary, Jermyn Street Theatre today announced its 2015 Spring/Summer season.

A Level Playing Field
14 April 2015 – 6 May 2015
Receiving its world premiere at Jermyn Street Theatre Jonathan Lewis’ comedy is directed by Chris Popert.
Casting to be announced.

STORY

In the music room of a top fee-paying London school, a group of 18-year-olds must sit out an hour of “isolation” to cover a clash of exams and avoid the risk of cheating. But their supervising teacher has failed to turn up. In dealing with the dilemmas of the situation, the pupils gradually reveal a darker side to the pressures they are under. An 11-strong teenage cast portray their own generation in this roller-coaster tale of hope, identity and shattered dreams.

 

Home for Wayward Women
12 May 2015 – 6 June 2015
The world premiere of award-winning dramatist Stewart Pemutt’s comedy Home for Wayward Women is directed by Anthony Biggs.
Casting to be announced.

STORY

Retired psychiatrist Joy Westendarp has opened up her lovely home to women who have been rejected by the mental health system. Sixty-one year virgin and newcomer Alice doesn’t appear to have any problems, but she is bent on taking the place over. The promiscuous Suzy and manically religious Phyllis meanwhile are making a play for the new intern George: scrawny and pompous, he is the only available man. With the threat of a government inspection, Joy starts to lose a grip on the women and Alice stealthily starts to take over.

 

Told Look Younger
9 June 2015 – 4 July 2015
Told Look Younger is a provocative and frank and comedy about sex, love, friendship and growing old. Written by Stephen Wyatt it is directed by Sue Dunderdale and presented by Eldarin Yeong.
Casting to be announced.

STORY

Three encounters between three gay men in their early sixties in a restaurant where neither the menu nor the decor are ever the same. After years alone, following the death of his lover, Colin is planning to marry his nineteen year-old Turkish boyfriend. Is it love, lust or loneliness which drives him? And is Achmed simply a gold-digger in search of a UK passport. Whatever the truth, his two oldest friends are determined to stop him from taking the plunge though their own motives are far from clear. The relentlessly promiscuous Jeremy is in a thirty-year old relationship with a man he’s only had sex with once in the last decade. While the celibate Oliver secretly fancies his graduate students and immerses himself in his unending research project on Cardinal Newman. This is the start for an emotional rollercoaster, which turns all their lives and assumptions upside down and inside out as they bitch, argue, confide, laugh and cry their way through the seasons and the changing dishes of the day. The play offers a funny, tough and moving insight into the lives of older gay men in particular and all older friends in general.