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Other spaces: The Finborough
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From23rd April 2019
Opened25th April 2019
To18th May 2019
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sat, Sun Mats 15:00
What is currently on at Finborough (V199)

Jane Clegg

Jane CleggT1248740180
London, 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.
Author St John Ervine

Archive :: production:T1248740180, play:S2085830527, venue:V199

Production details

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.



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