Edward Petherbridge, currently playing the toy maker in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Palladium, is to head a small cast celebrating the Queen's Jubilee with a short run of cabaret at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
Jermyn Street is noted for its musical productions and this cabaret, Pomp and Force of Circumstance, is no exception, with music provided by Jason Carr. The cabaret will look at monarchy through the ages, from King Canute to the present day. Husband and wife team Edward Petherbridge and Emily Richard will be joined by dancer Bret Jones and backed by Jason Carr's music to recall some of the glories, shocks and scandals of the British Crown.
The intimate (70-seat) venue will be something of a contrast to the vastness of the Palladium for Petherbridge. Because he will continue to appear in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Pomp and Force of Circumstance will have late-night (11 PM) performances on June 12, 13 and 14 and at lunchtimes (at 1 PM) on June 18 and 20.
Petherbridge is something of a historian, and has been seen leading historical theatre tours in central London on the rare occasions when he isn't performing in the West End, so Pomp and Force of Circumstance will be right up his (Jermyn) Street.
—By Paul Webb Theatrenow