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Jules and Jim – Jermyn Street Theatre
London

Jules and Jim – Jermyn Street Theatre

Henri-Pierre Roche's classic 1952 novel, which was made into a renowned 1962 film directed by François Truffault, has been adapted for the stage by Timberlake Wertenbaker and presented at the Jermyn Street Theatre. It tells the story over 25 years from 1907 of two young men, one German, one French, who meet and form a firm and long-lasting friendship based upon their love of writing.   Their friendship is disturbed when they come across the enigmatic Kath, whose smile they liken to the statue of a Greek goddess they had been infatuated with when they came across it on holiday.  Kath has a dramatic impact on the lives of them, but never destroys the firmness of their friendship.  It is a play about the centrality of love and friendship to life. Wertenbaker's script i...