Alexandra Dowling, Charlotte Powell, Roberta Taylor and Harriet Thorpe will be starring in London’s first professional production of St John Hankin’s The Last of the De Mullins for over a century. Directed by Joshua Stamp-Simon, the production will open at Jermyn Street Theatre on Thursday 5 February for a limited season, previewing from 3 February and ending on 28 February.
It is 1908. Society is changing, and the De Mullin family is being left behind. Once noble and prosperous, they have been in decline for centuries, and now the very continuation of their line is at risk: of the two De Mullin daughters, one is fast becoming a spinster, and the other is a disgrace to her family and hasn’t been seen for almost a decade.
Eight years ago, Janet – headstrong, free-spirited and unwed – became pregnant. Instead of revealing the identity of the child’s father to her family, she escaped to London. Now she is back, and refuses to be the abashed fallen woman her family wants her to be. Still, perhaps there is hope – could a reformed Janet possibly be re-integrated into the family, her son adopted and the De Mullin line saved?
The Last of the De Mullins is a sparkling feminist comedy-drama by dramatist St John Hankin. Startlingly modern in its outlook, its satire on class and patriarchy remain as important and topical as ever. Hailed by George Bernard Shaw as a ‘most gifted writer of high comedy’, St John Hankin, also a Times theatre critic, has been described as the comic bridge between Wilde and Coward.
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Bertha – Alexandra Dowling (The Musketeers)
Janet De Mullin – Charlotte Powell (ITV’s The Worst Witch)
Mrs de Mullin – Roberta Taylor (The Bill)
Mrs Clouson – Harriet Thorpe (Great Britain, Wicked)
Mr Brown – Nick Blakeley
Monty Bulstead – Benjamin Fisher
Mr De Bullin – Stuart Organ
Miss Deanes – Matilda Thorpe
Hester De Mullin – Maya Wasowicz
The role of Johnny will be shared by Jenk Oz and Rufus Dabbs.
Written by – St John Hankin
Director – Joshua Stamp-Simon
Designer – Victoria Johnstone
The Last of the De Mullins is produced by Stephen McGill and Joel Marvin in association with Jermyn Street Theatre.
The last of the De Mullins
Jermyn Street Theatre
16b Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6ST
3-28 FEBRUARY 2015
Monday-Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinees at 3.30pm (additional matinee at 3.30pm on Thursday 26 February)
£25.00*, £18.00* concessions;
Earlybird offer – all tickets £17.00* if booked by 24 January
* plus booking fees
Telephone 020 7287 2875