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Jane Clegg archiveLondon, 1913. Travelling salesman Henry Clegg has taken his wife, Jane, for granted for most of their marriage, as she endures his dishonesty, infidelity and neglect, as well as his demanding mother. ??But when Henry is accused of embezzling money from his firm and his latest affair is revealed, Jane realises she must finally escape her life of domestic abuse for herself and her children...only to find that for women without money and connections breaking free isn't so easy. Written in 1913 at the height of the campaign for votes for women, Jane Clegg premiered at Manchester's famous Gaiety Theatre, before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre - where it was compared to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Dame Sybil Thorndike created the title role and performed it all over the world, including in a BBC Radio broadcast in 1967. The first London production for over 75 years. A 1913 tale of one woman's escape from an abusive relationship, originally compared by critics to A Doll's House.


Alix Dunmore (Jane Clegg), Victoria Lennox (Mrs Clegg), Sidney Livingstone (Mr Morrison), Brian Martin (Henry Clegg), Eve Prenelle (Jenny Clegg), Matthew Sim (Mr Munce), Theo Wilkinson (Johnny Clegg)


Author: St John Ervine
Producer: Andrew Maunder (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director: David Gilmore
Design: Alex Marker
Lighting: Richard Williamson
Sound: Edward Lewis
Costume: Carla Evans

Jane Clegg

Jane Clegg (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1248740180. Details of all Jane Clegg archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2085830527

Archive Listings

23 Apr 19
18 May 19
Inner London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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