London’s Jermyn Street Theatre has announced its Spring 2022 season – The Outsiders Season – which runs from January to July 2022.
The new season will feature a world premiere by one of the UK’s most respected playwrights, two European premieres, one London premiere and an eagerly awaited transfer of a critically praised musical thriller.
“We’re delighted to announce the Outsiderss Season – a blend of exciting drama, featuring musicals, European and world premieres, including some long-delayed programming originally scheduled for spring 2020. I’m also excited to be launching our JST Conversations series, curated by our Carne Deputy Director, Ebenezer Bamgboye. Times are still perilous, but we are grateful for the support of all our audiences and freelancers as we forge ahead into a dynamic 2022.” said Tom Littler, Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.
The season opens in January with Stephen Dolginoff’s Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story directed by Matthew Parker. Based on the infamous ‘thrill killers’ of 1920’s Chicago, Thrill Me is a tale of friendship, obsession and murder. It runs from 13 January to 5 February 2022.
Following this modern classic, comes the European premiere of Crystal Skillman’s Rain and Zoe Save The World. A funny, sincere and profoundly moving adventure about the ethics of standing up for what you believe in, whatever the cost. NYC-based theatre and filmmaker Hersh Ellis directs this co-production with Drew & Dane Productions, which runs from 10 February to 12th March.
Another European premiere follows, with The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, written and directed by Edward Einhorn. Fuelled only by wedding champagne, four brave actors play over thirty characters in this breathtaking marriage farce that runs from 17 March until 16 April 2022.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl adapts Virginia Wolf’s tribute to her lover, Vita Sackville West. A time-travelling romp, Orlando runs from 28 April until 28 May 2022.
Rounding off the Outsiders Season, one of our greatest living playwrights, Howard Brenton, is reunited with Jermyn Street Theatre’s artistic director Tom Littler for the world premiere of Cancelling Socrates.
Based on eyewitness accounts, Cancelling Socrates is a provocative, witty and dangerous new work from one of our foremost dramatists, whose acclaimed plays have been staged at the National Theatre, RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, and worldwide. The production runs from 2nd June to 2nd July.
During The Outsiders season Jermyn Street Theatre will also be presenting a series of Sunday events. One Night Only! features a range of performances, from Penelope Wilton and Chekhov, to evenings of brand new poetry.
Jermyn Street Theatre is the West End’s smallest producing theatre. The programme includes outstanding new plays, rare revivals, new versions of European classics, and high-quality musicals, alongside one-off musical and literary events. It also collaborates with theatres across the world, and its productions have transferred to the West End and Broadway.
Tickets are on sale at www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk