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A Victorian Eye - Jermyn Street Theatre

Theatre preview

ATLANTIC Screen Productions is presenting the world premiere of Rory Fellowes’ A Victorian Eye at Jermyn Street Theatre, where it runs from July 30 to August 17, 2013.

During the late years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century, Sir William Blake Richmond R.A was an artist famed for his portraits of the great and the good, his landscapes and his mythical subjects, as well as his stained glass windows and sculptures.

In 1895 he began work on what he believed would be his masterpiece, the mosiac decoration of St Paul’s Cathedral, but when he finished 13 years later, he and his work were met with derision and vilification. It was a disappointment from which he never really recovered.

A Victorian Eye is an illuminating and moving portrait of one of the most revered artists of the later 19th Century, his life, his loves, his beliefs, his triumphs and his tragedies, but above all his greatest passion, his Art.

Directed by Maureen Payne-Hahner, A Victorian Eye stars Nigel Dunbar, who works as Nigel Patterson in the USA, and is well established in American theatre as well as being a much sought after voice over artist and writer. His recent stage appearances include Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice, Osborne in Journey’s End, and Dr Moreau in Lifeline Theatre’s award-winning The Island of Dr Moreau.

Rory Fellowes has spent most of his working life in the animation industry, with film credits that include Hellraiser 2: Hellbound, Harry Potter 2: The Chamber Of Secrets and the cult classic Free Jimmy. He has recently published a book of short stories and essays, The Lives of Cats, and a CD Songs of Love & Time. A Victorian Eye is his first play to be staged in London’s West End.

A Victorian Eye is designed by Tim Dann, with lighting by David W. Kidd and costume design by Lyn Avery.

Tickets: £20 and £16. Getti Meal deal £45. Earlybird Offer: All tickets £15 if booked before June 30. Available from the box office on 020 7287 2875 or online at www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/.

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm; Saturday matinee at 3.30pm. No performance on Monday, July 29.

Socrates and his Clouds continues at Jermyn Street Theatre until June 22, 2013.