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Theatre Lab Company premiere Jamaica Inn at the Tabard Theatre

Jamaica Inn

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THEATRE Lab Company’s production of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn premieres at the Tabard Theatre, where it runs from November 10 (previews from November 8) to December 2, 2017.

Nobody goes to Jamaica Inn, a dark and lonely place on the bleak Cornish moors; a place full of secrets, violence, and rum that fuels nightmares of ghosts that howl with the wind. So when young and innocent Mary comes to stay, it’s only a matter of time before she becomes entangled in its mysteries.

Adapted by Lisa Evans and directed by Anastasia Revi, Jamaica Inn is a dark and disturbing gothic tale where nothing is quite what it seems.

The cast includes Kimberley Jarvis, Toby Wynn-Davies, Helen Bang, Samuel Lawrence, Peter Rae, Mark Moore, Matthew Wade and Phoebe Hyder.

Daphne du Maurier is known for her dark and gothic novels and short stories, particularly Rebecca and The Birds, adapted for the screen by Alfred Hitchcock, My Cousin Rachel starring Rachel Weisz, and Jamaica Inn, adapted for television by the BBC.

Lisa Evans is an award-winning author and playwright. In addition to Jamaica Inn, her many plays include The Day the Waters Came and Rise Up, both of which she has won awards for. She also writes for television, radio and film.

Anastasia Revi is an award-winning director, winner of the 2016 Theatre Award of Best Director of the Year for Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the National Theatre of Northern Greece and the Women’s Award for Theatre in Athens also in 2016. She was also nominated for Greece’s Woman of the Year Award in the Director’s Category.

Theatre Lab Company is an award-winning company renowned for striking visuals and imagery, devised experimental staging, visual storytelling and classical texts. Recent productions include their enormously successful ancient Greek classics, Antigone, The Oresteia, Lysistrata and Medea at Riverside Studios, Dancing with the Devil: A Play about Rudolf Nureyev at Lilian Baylis Sadler’s Wells and their acclaimed Salome which returned to Hoxton Hall earlier this year following a European tour.

Jamaica Inn is designed by Maira Vazeou and has music by Jonathan Bratoëff.

Jamaica Inn is suitable for ages 15+.

Tickets: £20, £16 concession – to book, call the box office on 0208 995 6035 or visit

Times: 7.30pm, with 2.30pm matinees on Saturdays and Wednesday, November 29. Sundays at 1.30pm.

Running Time: 2 hours (including interval).

The thriller Tryst, starring Natasha J Barnes and Fred Perry, continues at the Tabard Theatre until November 5, 2017.