Howard Brenton’s ‘The Blinding Light begins previews at the Jermyn Street Theatre

admin September 6, 2017 Comments Off on Howard Brenton’s ‘The Blinding Light begins previews at the Jermyn Street Theatre
Howard Brenton’s ‘The Blinding Light begins previews at the Jermyn Street Theatre

Tom Littler launches his inaugural season as Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre this evening with the world premiere of playwright Howard Brenton’s The Blinding Light, a specially commissioned work about the life of Swedish dramatist August Strindberg.

The production stars Jasper Britton and Susannah Harker, alongside rising stars Gala Gordon and Laura Morgan.

The Blinding Light begins preview performances tonight and will play through to Saturday 14th October, 2017.



The Blinding Light charts Strindberg’s notorious breakdown in Paris in 1896, known as his ‘Inferno period’.

Abandoning theatre, living a life of squalid splendour, Strindberg practises alchemy. In his hotel room, he attempts to make gold by finding the philosopher’s stone, the secret of creation.

As his grasp of reality weakens his first two wives visit him to bring him to his senses. But their interventions spin out of control. And – are they really his wives at all?


For more information, and to book tickets, please Click Here.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: