London’s Jermyn Street Presents English Chamber Theatre Season

News   London’s Jermyn Street Presents English Chamber Theatre Season Jermyn Street Theatre is hosting English Chamber Theatre's spring season, in which a selection of plays based on real characters take place over a two-week period.

Shows already presented include An Actor's Life For Me featuring Christopher Biggins, Isla Blair and Nickolas Grace; and The Smith of Smiths, a celebration of the life of the noted wit, Sydney Smith.

On May 23 (8 PM) and 24 (4 and 8 PM), audiences can see If I Should Die, a memoir of the poet Rupert Brooke, starring Jamie Glover with Gemma Jones. Brooke was the famously good-looking young poet whose poem “The Soldier” (which begins with the lines “If I should die, think only this of me...”) is one of the best-known in the English language.

May 26-28 at 8 PM is Their Finest Hour, the dramatized correspondence between Roosevelt and Churchill, starring William Hootkins and Bob Sherman.

Concluding the season — on May 29, 30 and 31 — is Dearest Nancy Darling Evelyn, the dramatized correspondence between Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh. This stars the legendary Fenella Fielding, with Roger Hammond and John Rowe. Evelyn Waugh was arguably the twentieth century's finest novelist, and Nancy Mitford was the most literate of the talented Mitford sisters, whose lives were turned into a West End stage musical, The Mitford Girls, starring Patricia Hodge, in the 1980’s.