This August “Jumpy”, a show that has already made an impression at the Royal Court Theatre, makes its way to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End. It does so alongside another Royal Court hit, “Posh”, which precedes it from May, and as a result West End audiences will have two opportunities to witness productions that have made their mark on another part of the capital.
“Jumpy” also retains its lead star in Tamsin Greig, with Nina Raine directing from April De Angelis’ script, so it has a lot going for it ahead of its arrival in the summer.
In “Jumpy”, Greig portrays the character of Hilary in a story that looks at life after 50, with parental anxieties and plenty of humour along the way. Hilary is a mother and wife whose life has changed a lot since her heyday. Back in the day she protested at Greenham but these days, past the age of 50, her main protests revolve around her daughter and her efforts to encourage her to leave the house fully clothed.
Tamsin Greig is well known to London theatre audiences for her numerous appearances in shows in the capital, though she will also be familiar to those that have witnessed various British comedy series in recent years, from “Black Book” and “Green Wing” to “Love Soup” and “Episodes”. She won a Laurence Olivier Award for her appearance in “Much Ado About Nothing” for the Royal Shakespeare Company and she has since appeared in “King John” for the company, “The God of Carnage” at the Gielgud Theatre and “The Little Dog Laughed” at the Garrick Theatre, earning a further Olivier nomination. As such she is a highly sought-after actress whose work has attracted great acclaim.
Meanwhile, director Nina Raine has also accumulated various credits prior to “Jumpy”. Her credits include “Rabbit” at the Trafalgar Studios in 2006, “Tribes” at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010 and “Tiger Country” at the Hampstead Theatre in 2011.
With “Posh” appearing from May to August, “Jumpy” follows it with a run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Tuesday 28th August 2012 (previews from Thursday 16th August 2012) to Saturday 3rd November 2012.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 16th August 2012|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 3rd November 2012|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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