The Green Bay Tree


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25th November to 21st December 2014

Aria Entertainment and Evergreen Theatrical Productions in association with The
Jermyn Street Theatre

presents
THE GREEN BAY TREE

by Mordaunt Shairp
Directed by Tim Luscombe
Deasigned by Gregor Donnelly

“I hope I shan’t meet you one day in Piccadilly with a painted face, just because you must have linen sheets”

A beautiful young man is forced to choose between the love of his fiancee and the lifestyle of his male mentor.

This is the infamous comedy of manipulation that, in 1934, made a leading Broadway star of Laurence Olivier, opposite his then-wife Jill Esmond.

This major revival – the first since the 1950s – is directed by internationally acclaimed Olivier Award nominee Tim Luscombe.
It stars Christopher Leveaux, recently seen in the Michael Grandage season (Noel Coward Theatre) in the Olivier role, alongside Poppy Drayton, well-known as Madeleine Allsopp in last year’s Downton Abbey.

‘A wonderful piece of work… brilliantly done and sensationally successful’
Laurence Olivier ‘Confessions of an Actor’

CAST:
Alister Cameron, Poppy Drayton, Richard Heap, Christopher Leveaux
and Richard Stirling

Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday/Sunday matinees 3.30pm

£22.00 £18.00 concessions.

REVIEWS:

TIM WALKER 5*
“A brilliant ensemble cast, a great director.”
“Richard Stirling unforgettably sinister, Poppy Drayton’s performance cleverly layered, Richard Heap & Alister Cameron – brilliant..”
WHATSONSTAGE
“Mordaunt Shairp’s riveting 1933 play..”
“…revived here in a skilful production..”

THE STAGE
“..intriguing play..”
“..pertinent, contemporary revival…”
“..strong, central performances..”
BROADWAY WORLD
“..played with bright-eyed intensity by the striking Poppy Drayton..”
LIBBY PURVES
“..a strong play..”
“.a grand melodramatic conclusion..”
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
“Poppy Drayton plays Leonora with such warmth and honesty..”
REVIEWSGATE

“Tim Luscombe, has come up with a splendid production..”
“Shairp’s writing is powerful..”
“Richard Stirling is splendidly creepy..”
“Poppy Drayton makes Leonora a gorgeous, feisty young woman..”
“This is a well deserved resuscitation..”
GUARDIAN
“..immaculately designed production..”
“..captures the character’s mix of exquisite taste and iron determination..”

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