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A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD at Jermyn Street Theatre

A Level Playing FieldBanter Productions in association with Jermyn Street Theatre present the World Premiere of A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD by Jonathan Lewis. Directed by Chris Popert at Jermyn Street Theatre from 14th April 2015 to 9th May 2015.

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 will portray their own generation in this roller-coaster tale of hope, identity and shattered dreams. A hilariously frightening take on the aspirations of the so-called ‘Me Me Me Generation’, this dark new comedy blows the debate on educational values wide open in the authentic voice of those for whom it matters most – the kids.

Jonathan Lewis’ debut play Our Boys won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best New Fringe Play in 1993 and was revived in 2012 at the West End’s Duchess Theatre featuring Laurence Fox, Matthew Lewis and Arthur Darvill in the cast.

“[Jonathan] Lewis, who based this drama on his own experience, has a fine ear for the razor-sharp humour…” Jane Shilling, Daily Telegraph, on Our Boys

Jonathan co-wrote and starred in the one man show I Found My Horn, based on Jasper Rees’ book of the same name, which opened to critical acclaim in 2008. It subsequently toured the UK and had a run at the Hampstead Theatre in 2009 before coming to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End in 2014. Jonathan will be in the Touring Consortium’s production of Arthur Miller’s A View from a Bridge from the 4 March – 2 May.

Cast will include Jack Bass, Eve Delaney, Christian Hines, Abe Lewis, Jojo Macari, India Opzoomer, Finlay Stroud, Joe Taylor and Lydia Williams. Further casting to be announced shortly.

LISTINGS INFORMATION:
Venue: Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST
Press Night: Friday 17th April, 7.30pm
Dates:Tuesday 14th April – Saturday 9th May 2015
Times: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinees 3.30pm (Extra matinee Thursday 7th May 3.30pm)
Tickets: £22.00, £18.00 Earlybird Offer: All tickets £17.00 if booked before 21st March
Box Office: 020 7287 2875 / www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk

Tuesday 24th February 2015

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