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Tag: Jermyn Street Theatre

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story – Jermyn Street Theatre
London

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story – Jermyn Street Theatre

Stephen Dolginoff's musical dramatisation of the story of so-called "thrill killers" Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb has been produced over 200 times in 22 countries since its opening off-Broadway in 2005. The horrible appeal of such stories is evident: dark, unsettling, gripping tales of narcissism, passion and the underlying and enduring enigma of "why". What led these two smart young men from wealthy Chicago families, both with ambitions to go into the law, to kidnap 14-year-old Bobby Franks in 1924, kill him, hide the body then attempt to extort money from his parents? The case was dubbed "The Crime of the Century" and went on to be used as the basis for several movies including Rope, Murder By Numbers and Compulsion. Dolginoff's two-hander focuses on the twisted sexual dynamic bet...
Footfalls & Rockaby – Jermyn Street Theatre
London

Footfalls & Rockaby – Jermyn Street Theatre

Writer Samuel Beckett wrote ‘Footfalls’ between March and December 1975. It premiered at the Samuel Beckett Festival in 1976 at the Royal Court Theatre, when he directed the play himself. From the amount of stage directions written for this play, it is clear that Beckett had a very strong vision of how these plays should be presented. ‘Rockaby’ was written and performed later in New York in 1981. The accurately titled ‘Footfalls’, is aptly titled. A woman called May is pacing the floor with a need to hear her footfalls as she paces. It’s as though the rhythmic sound helps her to make sense of her thoughts. We hear May’s mother’s voice in the background, talking and occasionally counting the steps before May wheels around and begins pacing in the opposite direction. Beckett stipulated i...
Rocky Road – stream.theatre
REVIEWS

Rocky Road – stream.theatre

Having been a long admirer of Shaun McKenna’s writing for both theatre and radio I looked forward to seeing his latest thriller from Stream Theatre and I wasn’t disappointed. Filmed at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London, Rocky Road is a dark and quite intense thriller that has revenge as its central theme. Basically McKenna’s play is a powerful two-hander that explores not only revenge but the power of grief and the inability to move forward. Zoe (Kirstin Foster) moves into a new apartment and meets up with the buildings young caretaker Danny (Tyger Drew-Honey) and at first everything seems normal enough except (as we all know in any great thriller) things are not what they seem and soon we come realise the terrible crime that has brought Zoe and Danny to this place. To reveal a...
Rocky Road to stream live from Jermyn Street Theatre
NEWS

Rocky Road to stream live from Jermyn Street Theatre

Tyger Drew-Honey and Kirsten Foster star in the world premiere of ROCKY ROAD, a compelling new thriller by the award-winning playwright, Shaun McKenna. Broadcast live from Jermyn Street Theatre via Stream.Theatre on Friday 30th April and Saturday 1st May. Available on demand from May 10th to May 30th. “I make brilliant Rocky Road. It’s kind of my signature thing... What this is… is the hard lump in the rocky road.  Hard as gravel.  Small but, when you least expect it, it will stick in your throat or you’ll break a tooth on it.  Every time” Shaun McKenna’s compelling and timely new thriller Rocky Road is a gripping exploration of grief, obsession and revenge. Zoe had everything to live for when her life was suddenly and violently ripped apart. Seven years later, Zoe...