Set in The Gulf of Mexico on September 1949, it tells the story of the formerly well off Tuckerman family who have hit hard times. To make ends meet, Constance Tuckerman has opened up the old summerhouse to family and friends as paying guests. As the season draws to a close and the guests prepare for one last party, tensions rise as Constance awaits the arrival of her former fiance and his glamorous wife. The Autumn Garden
is a slyly funny and melancholic tale of lost hopes, unrequited love and wasted lives from one of the most famous and controversial American women writers of the twentieth century.Performers Lucy Akhurst (Rose), Madalena Alberto (Nina), Mark Aiken (Ned), Sam Coulson (Freddy), Gretchen Egolf (Carrie), Mark Healy (Nick), Hilary Maclean (Constance), Tom Mannion (General Griggs), Madeleine Millar (Sophie), Susan Porrett (Mrs Ellis), Salim Sai (Leon), Leonie Schliesing (Hilda).
Author Lillian Hellman. Producer Jermyn Street Theatre. Director Anthony Biggs. Design Gregor Donnelly. Lighting Tim Mascall. Sound Tania Holland Williams.