Jermyn Street Theatre’s season of temptation begins with Dorothy L. Sayers’ ALL LOVE.

Everything has changed at Jermyn Street Theater this autumn. As the theater’s Artistic Director Tom Littler conducts his last production before taking over the helm of the Orange Tree Theater this October, the current Deputy Director, Ebenezer Bamgboye, is stepping down. after his work honoring Karina Wiedman’s award-winning The Anarchist and the The theater was joined by Anna Ryder, who stepped into the shoes of Ebenezer to become the new Deputy Director Carne .

Littler directs Love All, written by Dorothy L. Sayers, creator of the best-selling detectives Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane, which runs from 8 September to 8 October. This important new experience tells the story of the actress Lydia, who leaves the stage to flee to Venice with Godfrey, a romantic novelist. When Lydia hears of a mysterious actress taking the West End by storm, the stage is set for a comedy of misunderstandings and mischief. Sayers’ 1939 comedy was briefly set when the war broke out, and here he got his first major role.

With the casting announced, Sayers’ little play is set to kick off Jermyn Street Theatre’s exciting season.

Tom Littler said – “Love All is not as planned as my last work for Jermyn Street Theatre, but it feels like a good romance. For readers of Sayers’s detective fiction – and certainly those of his Rattigan and Coward are friends – it’s a must see. A great night filled with lots of laughs.”

Littler’s latest work for JST reunites a diverse group of designers including set designs by Louie Whitemore (Tonight at 8.30, Miss Julie), costumes by Anett Black (All’s Well That Ends Well, The Tempest), lighting by Chris McDonnell (Thrill Me) and sound by Tom Attwood (Tonight at 8.30), with assistant direction from Abbey Creative Associate Imy Wyatt Corner.

After Love All, The Temptation Season, continues with the world premiere of Peter Gill’s Something in the Air, running from 13 October to 12 November and ending with John Nicholson’s adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! directed by Marieke Audsley running from 17 November to 17 December.

Anna Ryder, who joined the theater as Carne’s Director in August, is Associate Artist of Live Theatre, Newcastle and has previously directed with the RSC, Paines Plough, Northern Stage and the Royal Exchange. Along with directing, he worked as a script reader and dramaturg, developing many new plays for the stage.

Said Littler – “Anna’s passion for new writing, her commitment to artists, and the breadth of her knowledge make her the perfect choice to be our fourth Deputy Director of Carne. Horsemen and The Anarchist demonstrate his leadership style. Cat Robey, who has led many of our most exciting lock projects, has been re-appointed as Business Development Manager for Cunard. The job theater, is about to become Artistic Director. All three Deputy Directors in my time have done amazing jobs, and Anna is a perfect new role.”

Jermyn Street Theater is the West End’s smallest theatre. Stage’s Fringe Theater of the Year 2021, led by Artistic and Executive Director Tom Littler and Penny Horner. In the fall of 2022, when Littler steps down to become Artistic Director of the Orange Tree Museum, David Doyle becomes Executive Director and Stella Powell-Jones becomes Artistic Director. The theater won the 2022 Critics’ Circle Award for its lock theater, and Littler won the 2022 OffWestEnd Award for Best Artistic Director. The program includes important new plays, original updates, new versions of European classics, and high-quality music, as well as musical and documentary events. He works with theaters around the world, and his productions have moved to the West End and Broadway. During the shutdown, the theater responded with its Brave New World season of digital production, including 15 Heroines with DigitalTheatre. Since reopening, the theater has staged two Footprints Festivals of new productions including acclaimed works by Samuel Beckett, Sarah Ruhl and Howard Brenton.

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