About the Show/Event
Information for Jeannie at Finborough, Inner London (Play). What's the use of romance if there's no truth in it? It is 1936 in a 1wee one-eyed' town in Scotland. Jeannie is a drudge for her mean controlling father, but dreams of a different life. When she receives a large inheritance, she seizes the opportunity to finally escape to the glamour and sophistication of European travel. During her stay in Vienna, she encounters Stanley, a washing machine inventor from Yorkshire, and then a real Viennese Count. But Jeannie is no pushover. She knows her own mind, she is a stickler for the truth, and she hates scroungers... 1930s version of the Cinderella story from a rediscovered female playwright, Jeannie is a charming light romantic comedy, ideal for the Christmas season, and unseen in London since 1940.
Approximate runtime 120minutes (including any interval).
Performers Evelyn Adams (Maggie/The American Woman), Max Alexander-Taylor (Waiter/Porter/Ensemble), Kim Durham (Father/Clerk/Herr Ober), Mairi Hawthorn (Jeannie), Carol Holt (Bessie/Mistress), Madeleine Hutchins (Mrs Whitelaw/The Blonde), Matthew Mellalieu (Stanley), Patrick Pearson (The Count).
Author Aimee Stuart. Company New Shoes Theatre (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre). Director Nicolette Kay.