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The White Carnation transfers to Jermyn Street Theatre

The White CarnationFollowing a critically acclaimed and sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, R. C. Sherriff’s The White Carnation transfers for a limited three week run to Jermyn Street Theatre, opening on Tuesday, 4th February 2014 and running through to Thursday, 6 February 2014. The show stars Michael Praed (Design for Living, Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty) who joins the existing Finborough Theatre cast, which includes acclaimed newcomer Daisy Boulton and Benjamin Whitrow (Mr. Bennet in BBC’s Pride and Prejudice).

Winter, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all – a successful business, a beautiful home and an aristocratic wife. But as he bids farewell to the guests leaving his annual house party, a gust of wind slams the front door shut, starting a chain of events that makes him doubt everything he has ever known…

From the writer of one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed plays, Journey’s End and countless screenplays including Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Dam Busters and Mrs. Miniver, The White Carnation is a ghostly tale of one man’s chance to do things differently.

This revival marks the first production since its premiere, starring Sir Ralph Richardson, in 1953 and is directed by Knight Mantell whose sell-out production of The Art of Concealment garnered rave reviews at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2012.

CAST:
Robert Benfield, Daisy Boulton, Ashley Cook, Harriett Hare, Josie Kidd, Annabel Mullion, Bruce Panday, Michael Praed, Benjamin Whitrow, Derek Wright and Philip York.

Directed by Knight Mantell, Designed by Alex Marker

Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST
Box Office 020 7287 2875
Book online at www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Tuesday, 4th February to Saturday, 22nd February 2014
Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm. Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3.30pm.
Performance Length: Approximately two hours with one interval of fifteen minutes.

Tuesday 7th January 2014

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