The season continues with a revival of Terence Rattigan's debut play First Episode, co-authored with Philip Heimann, beginning performances Oct. 28 for a run through Nov. 22. Presented by Primavera and directed by Tom Littler, the play was inspired by events from Rattigan's own time in 1930s Oxford. It tells the story of a movie star's appearance in a student play. The story charts the relationship of best friends Tony and David as their friendship is tested when Tony becomes besotted with the beautiful star Margot Gresham. It is one of the earliest plays to deal explicitly with homosexuality.
Finally, Mordaunt Shairp’s The Green Bay Tree will begin performances Nov. 25 for a run through Dec. 20. According to press materials, it is a study of gay desire and control. Telling the story of a beautiful young man as he is forced to choose between the love of his fiancée and the lifestyle of his male mentor, the work is a comedy of manipulation and self-repression. It will be produced by Evergreen Theatrical Productions.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7287 2875, or visit www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk.